In a statement pertaining to the arrest of several MQM workers from Gulshan e Maymar, the Spokesperson of the Sindh Rangers said that 23 suspects were rounded up after an incident of firing on Rangers personnel. It was further stated that 8 suspects were released earlier today after initial investigation from them, however 15 are still under custody and interrogation is ongoing with them.
The Spokesperson said that the Sindh Rangers is responsible for establishing the rule of law and the ones assaulting the law enforcers cannot be set free.
On the other hand, the Chief Minister of Sindh has formed a six-member negotiations committee to address the reservations of MQM over the arrest of its party workers.
The committee includes Nisar Khoro, Sherjeel Memon, Dr Sikander Mendro, Maula Baksh Chandio, Waqar Mehdi and Rashid Rabbani. The committee is tasked to meet MQM leaders and to make efforts to resolve the issue, after listening to their demands.
MQM, a major coalition partner of the ruling PPP in Sindh, has expressed severe reservations over last night’s arrests of its party workers from a sector meeting at MPA office in Gulshan e Maymar Scheme 33, which was underway to discuss the reorganization of the party.
MQM leaders following the arrests strongly criticized the Sindh Rangers for arresting the party workers, who had gathered to discuss party affairs, whereas the female workers and supporters were also present at the meeting on Wednesday night.
They said that the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) are victimizing MQM workers, despite of party’s full support in the targeted operations against criminals in the metropolis.
Moreover, protest sit-ins by MQM workers and leaders are also continued at major thoroughfares of Karachi, demanding immediate release of the arrested workers.