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Altaf telephones Zardari; seeks action against ‘rogue’ law enforcers

KARACHI: Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Tuesday sought action against government officials meting out inhumane treatment to MQM workers, ARY news reported.

Speaking to former president and co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari on telephone, Altaf said 45 MQM activists including three sector office workers were missing so far. He also apprised Zardari of ‘extrajudicial’ killing of MQM workers, illegal arrests of party supporters and torture on party activists during detention.

Altaf said MQM was a public representative party and it could not be eliminated with state force.

He also informed Zardari about torture on MQM worker Fahad Aziz.

He said not only raids were being conducted at homes of MQM workers, but information regarding MQM women wing workers was also being garnered by raiding officials, which was a serious concern for the party.

Asif Ali Zardari apologized on behavior of law enforcement agencies and said he would communicate these concerns to Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and ask him to take legal action against law enforcers, involved in maltreatment of MQM workers.

He said anyone living in Sindh was a Sindhi and they should strive for development and progress of the province.

The chief minister Sindh also assured MQM chief that action against responsible elements had already begun.

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