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Six MQM women involved in ARY News office attack arrested

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KARACHI: Six women workers of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) who attacked the offices of ARY News have been arrested, ARY News reported on Saturday.

The stick-wielding women were at the forefront of the attack on the office of ARY News on Monday, after they were instigated following a telephonic address by the MQM Chief outside the Karachi Press Club.

An arrested woman Rabia is the joint incharge of the MQM Women’s Wing. She was arrested along with her daughter in a joint operation by Police and Rangers. Another woman Annie was elected as a councilor in the recent local bodies elections.

Both women were arrested after being identified through CCTV camera footage which clearly shows them raising slogans and damaging property. Rangers also arrested another woman named Sameera from Burns Road.

Earlier, Rangers on Wednesday evening had arrested the chief suspect of the attack on ARY News’ office in Saddar area. The suspect Asif Siddiqui is also an MQM activist and was elected as chairman of union council Ranchore Line.

He was  later handed over to the police. Law enforcers had also claimed to have arrested two women involved in the attack on the media office from the city’s Lines Area.

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