Farooq Sattar seeks security for interim party headquarters
Sattar, in his letter to the prime minister and chief minister Sindh has demanded a fool proof security to his party’s temporary head office in Karachi’s PIB Colony.
It should be noted that the party had set up its temporary headquarters at the leader’s residence in PIB Colony.
Sattar wrote in the letter that the law enforcement agencies have sealed MQM Headquarters 90 in Azizabad whereas the interim party headquarters can be targeted by terrorists due to poor security.
Sindh Government had decided to demolish all the MQM offices across the province, which have been established on public properties and amenity plots.
The move came as the government seeks to intensify its crackdown on the MQM after its chief raised anti-Pakistan slogans during a telephonic address in Karachi and provoked workers to attack several police vehicles and media houses creating chaos and anarchy in the city.
Over 196 party offices allegedly set up on parks and amenity plots have already been sealed or demolished across the province whereas posters of the MQM chief have also been removed from public places in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur.
Earlier, a notification was issued officially renaming Karachi’s famous Mukka Chowk as ‘Shaheed Liaquat Ali Khan Chowk’.
The area is considered stronghold of MQM and almost each street was festooned with kite [electoral symbol of MQM] and portrait of the party leader until recently when all of those pictures were mysteriously taken down.