Farooq Sattar was present at home during search operation in his residence area. He said Rangers were present in his front street and back street as well.
MQM spokesman said the besiegement was worrisome and demanded to remove Rangers from the house of the senior leader.
Sources said more than eight Rangers mobile vans with personnel had taken position in three streets. Rangers had cordoned off the area and investigated from the residents.
“Rangers raided at PIB area in search of MQM MPA Kamran Farooqi. It has been six weeks since Rangers summoned Farooqi, but he did not show up,” the Rangers sources said.
They said Rangers had also sent a letter to speaker Sindh Assembly in this regard and Kamran Farooqi had responded to the letter on May 03 and asked for two weeks time.
Farooq Sattar rebukes besieging his house
Farooq Sattar said it was not a right act to besiege a parliamentarian leader’s house.
“It is out of question that I hide criminals at my house or you find them at Nine Zero (90). Had DG Rangers asked me, I would myself have allowed searching of my house,” he said while talking to media outside his residence.
He said those who had looted billions of rupees were freely living abroad and here somebody unwanted suddenly becomes wanted.
The MQM leader said he had been in politics since 30 years and still he was being suspected of providing shelter to criminals.
Faisal Vawda says nobody above law
While talking to ARY News, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Faisal Vawda said how could it not be possible that a criminal was arrested from an MNA or MPA’s house. Most wanted criminals were arrested from MQM headquarters Nine Zero.
“Intelligence informations can sometimes be correct and sometimes incorrect. There is no harm in investigating at Sattar’s house,” he said.
Vawda said Kamran Farooqui should present himself before Rangers as his name was mentioned in a Joint Investigation Team report.