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Malik phones Altaf, condoles MQM workers killings

ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister of Pakistan Rehman Malik telephoned Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain and condoled with him over the extra-judicial killing of MQM workers, ARY News reports from Islamabad.

In a telephonic conversation with Altaf Hussain, Rehman Malik said that he was saddened by the killing of MQM workers and is sharing the grief of the MQM chief, leaders and representatives.

The former interior minister stated that the Chief Minister of Sindh has formed a special team to probe the extra-judicial killing of MQM workers. He added that Rangers along with Sindh Government is looking into the matter.

"The provincial government has started its efforts for the recovery of missing workers", Malik said. "I hope that MQM withdraws its 72 hour ultimatum", he added.

He also briefed the MQM leader about the overall political situation of the country.

"It is necessary for MQM and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to work together given the internal and external issues of the country particularly in Sindh", Rehman Malik said.

Altaf Hussain, during the conversation, said that it is impossible to describe the pain of the missing MQM workers' families in words. "They can only be relieved after their loved ones are recovery.

MQM Chief added that the first priority of the Sindh Government is to recover the missing MQM workers and to arrest the people responsible behind the killings.



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