MQM chief Farooq Sattar. PHOTO: EXPRESS
KARACHI: In a not-so-shocking transfer, the police throughout wee hours of Saturday detained Muttahida Qaumi Motion’s (MQM) Pakistan head Farooq Sattar for an hour or so.
An Anti-Terrorism Courtroom had issued on Friday non-bailable arrest warrants for Sattar and different MQM leaders as they’re needed in additional than a dozen instances, together with the August 22 violent assault on a media home by which an individual was killed and a number of other others have been injured.
Sattar was picked up in a raid from close to the PAF Museum on Shahra-e-Faisal, MQM spokesperson Aminul Haq claimed.
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Sattar’s coordinator Kashif additionally claimed that Sattar was taken to a police station in Lyari.
Nevertheless, when contacted the spokesperson for the Chief Minister (CM) Home denied that the police had arrested Sattar.
“As ATC had issued non-bailable arrest warrants towards him, police went to arrest him, however he managed to flee from the scene,” the spokesperson stated, whereas referring to an preliminary report of the police submitted to the CM.
The spokesperson stated police haven’t any different choice however to arrest him.
After being launched from the police custody, Sattar, whereas addressing a press briefing, stated, “I used to be returning after attending a marriage when the police took me into custody. I used to be launched after an hour of questioning.”
Addressing the briefing, he additionally demanded the discharge of his get together staff within the August 22 case.
It’s pertinent to say that a lot of the instances towards MQM leaders are associated to the alleged hate speech by Altaf given over the previous two years on totally different events.
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