MQM postpones protest plan after govt assurance
KARACHI: The Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) has put off its protest demonstration plan against missing party workers after the provincial government assured to probe ‘extra-judicial’ killings and disappearance of MQM workers, ARY News reported Tuesday.
The decision was taken after a joint meeting of MQM Rabita Committee in London and Karachi. The meeting was told that PPP leader Rehman Malik and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali had assured fair governmental inquiry into killing of MQM activists and those missing for many days.
The MQM had threatened to launch protest movement after four bodies of their party workers were recovered from Memon Goth area last week, prompting agitation among party members. MQM had also called ‘Day of Mourning’ the next day, bringing all routine activities of the city to a standstill.