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MQM protests against land mafia, expresses solidarity with china-cutting ‘victims’ in Karachi

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Saturday held a protest against land mafia and in solidarity with the victims whose properties have been demolished in an anti-encroachment campaign recently expedited by the city government in Karachi, ARY News reported.

ARY News correspondent Abdul Rafay Hussain said the victims whose houses and marriage lawns had been demolished, a large number of MQM workers and most of the MQM leaders were also present on the occasion.

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The MQM leaders demanded from the provincial government to provide the victims alternative places for their lost land as all their savings were looted by land grabbers.

They also demanded to crackdown against those who were involved in land grabbing whether in the name of Russian-cutting, American-cutting or any other cutting.

MQM said common men were suffering from the crimes committed by mafias.

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Earlier in a statement, MQM chief Farooq Sattar said china-cutting was only 10 percent against all the illegaly occupied land in the metropolis.

“Rest of the land grabbing has been done in the name of Russian-cutting and American-cutting,” he said.

He said people bought land in exchange of money and if masses were punished for the crimes of land mafia then MQM would not leave them alone.

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