Karachi

Kamal released after brief detention, says govt scared of “huge crowd”

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal along with other party leaders were released in the wee hours of Monday after briefly taken into custody preceding night, ARY News reported.

Other party leaders include Raza Haroon, Anees Kaimkhani and Dr Sagheer Ahmed, released alongside Mustafa Kamal.

Police had detained Kamal and other key leaders of PSP on Sunday night from Shara-e-Faisal when they were marching towards the Chief Minister House.

After the release, Kamal said that his party workers had not entered the Red Zone when they were arrested. “The provincial government was scared of the huge crowd”, he further said while talking to media persons.

Kamal underlined that the party would further intensify its campaign for the basic necessities of life. “We will announce our next action of plan within 48 hours”, he added.

“I will not withdraw from my 16 demands”, he further said.

It is pertinent to mention that police on Sunday arrested several senior Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leaders including Chairman Mustafa Kamal, vice-chairman Waseem Aftab, Raza Haroon and Dr Sagheer from their rally on Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi.

PSP had given a call of protest march demanding basic necessities of life for the citizens of Karachi, including water, electricity, education, health and better transport. The rally was taken out from the FTC flyover and was heading towards Chief Minister House, in red zone of the metropolis.

Police resorted to baton-charge, teargas shelling and used water canon on the participants of the rally who had barely reached near Aisha Bawany Academy from FTC flyover at Shara-e-Faisal.

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