KARACHI: A employee of Muttahida Qaumi Motion, who was in custody, died whereas beneath remedy at Jinnah Publish-Graduate Medical Centre on Sunday, social gathering and hospital officers confirmed.
“The affected person, Mohammed Waheed was introduced on the JPMC for remedy from Central Jail on July 22 he expired on at this time throughout remedy in medical intensive care unit,” stated Dr. Seemin Jamali, head of the emergency division of the hospital.
The senior physician added the affected person was affected by “necrotizing fasciitis, uncontrollable sugar degree, septic shock and acute myo-cardial infraction.”
An official supply within the JPMC’s medico-authorized part advised Daybreak that no post-mortem was carried out as neither the household nor the jail administration or police requested for conducting submit-mortem examination of his physique.
“There have been no torture marks, he was a diabetic affected person who had suffered foot accidents and his well being deteriorated,” added the supply.
Nevertheless, the MQM alleged of their press assertion that their employee, Waheed Shiekh, died “in custody because of torture and ailing remedy by regulation enforcement company.”
The get together claimed that Sindh Rangers had arrested Shiekh on March 17 throughout a raid on the MQM workplace in Shah Faisal Colony.
“After badly torturing Waheed Shiekh for days throughout unlawful detention, Rangers transferred him to Central Jail, Karachi,” claimed the get together within the assertion launched.
“Mr Shiekh, a diabetic affected person with numerous well being points, by no means recovered from torture and his well being situation stored deteriorating in jail,” additional alleged the assertion.
The assertion stated he was ultimately transferred to the JPMC two weeks in the past however might by no means get well as “it was too little too late.”
The MQM alleged that Mr Shiekh’s dying was “extrajudicial homicide” of an harmless one that was subjected to “unlawful and inhuman remedy by Pakistan’s regulation enforcement businesses, together with Rangers and jail authorities.”
The social gathering additionally held the provincial authorities “equally accountable’ for Shiekh’s “premature and unwarranted demise in custody” because it has persistently failed to offer justice to MQM and its staff, added the assertion.
Earlier in Might, Chief of Military Employees (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif ordered an inquiry into the dying of MQM activist Aftab Ahmed, who died within the custody of Rangers paramilitary drive beneath controversial circumstances.
MQM has been underneath the highlight on the subject of the Rangers-led Karachi operation. In March 2015, Rangers personnel detained quite a lot of MQM staff, together with senior members similar to Amir Khan, in a pre-daybreak raid on the celebration’s headquarters.
The raid, which prompted a protest by get together activists, appeared to have symbolic significance within the operation that has been underway in Karachi since October 2013.
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