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Karachi

April 9, 2017

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Stop victimising MQM-P: Amir Khan

The leaders, activists and supporters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan are still being arrested and harassed even though they had disassociated themselves from the MQM-London, senior party deputy convener Amir Khan said on Saturday.

Flanked by Shabbir Qaimkhani and Amin-ul-Haq, Khan said the party wanted to inform the people of Pakistan through the media that MQM-P activists were still being arrested and shifted to undisclosed locations.

“If they are wanted for any crime, they should be produced in a court and punished in accordance with the legal procedure,” he added. “On August 22, we had announced that we are no longer affiliated with those who shouted slogans against Pakistan but unfortunately the raids on our offices and the arrest of our activists have increased.

Khan requested that the injustice being meted out to the MQM-P should now be stopped.

“If this isn’t stopped, it will only increase frustration and depression among the activists and supporters of the MQM-P,” he added.

“The MQM-P is a peace-loving political party. Many activists including Asad Iqbal, Mehfooz Ali, Ayoub Shan. Ilyas Hussain, Mohammed Zubair and Mohammad Nouman have been arrested and shifted to undisclosed locations. They haven’t been produced in a court and their families fear for their lives.”

Khan alleged that activists were being pressured to switch their loyalty to another group and interestingly many of those who were found guilty of the crime when they were in MQM-P were given a clean chit when they joined the PSP.

He said Irtiza Farooqui was in touch with the MQM-P until last week and feared that he would be arrested if he returned to the country.

“However, all of a sudden he returned one night and joined the PSP. This proves that those wanted by the law-enforcement agencies would be given a clean chit if they join the PSP,” he added.

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