Rangers claim arrest of four ARY News attack suspects
According to Rangers spokesman, four suspects namely Waleed, Rashid, Hasan Alam and Mohsin Siddiqui have been arrested from Shah Faisal Colony and Saudabad areas of the city. All four were involved in the attack on ARY News Saddar office.
The Rangers’ statement adds that the attack was done on the orders of vice chairman Korangi district Ruknuddin, whois MQM’s unit incharge from Landhi district.
The attack on ARY News office
Armed workers belonging to MQM forcibly entered ARY News’ Saddar office and destroyed the office’s reception, marketing section, harassed workers and set fire to the employees’ vehicles on Monday, August 22.
The attack occurred allegedly after party chief Altaf Hussain’s speech in which he incited the workers to attack media houses and allegedly asked them to raise anti-Pakistan slogans.
The resulting hue and cry forced the party’s Karachi Rabita Committee to dissociate itself from Altaf Hussain’s statements while some senior members including Amir Liaquat Hussain and Irum Azeem Farooque left the party.
CCTV Footage of attack on ARY News Office