Dr Riaz Ahmed says he has requested Karachi Press Membership to permit conference on Friday
Muttahida Qaumi Motion – London chief Prof Dr Hasan Zafar was picked up by the Rangers on October 22 final yr from outdoors the Karachi Press Membership the place he had come to deal with a press convention in reference to the continued arrests of Muttahida Qaumi Motion staff within the metropolis. Since then, he has remained incarcerated. PHOTO: EXPRESS
KARACHI: A press convention scheduled at Karachi Press Membership for Thursday to ‘demand justice for imprisoned political activist and mental Prof Dr Hasan Zafar Arif’ was cancelled on the eleventh hour.
Dr Riaz Ahmed of Karachi College, Asad Iqbal Butt, the secretary for Sindh chapter of Human Rights Fee of Pakistan (HRCP) and Prof Mehar Afroze Murad, an previous pal of Prof Arif, had given the decision for the press convention.
When contacted, the secretary of Karachi Press Membership, Maqsood Rizvi, stated he was knowledgeable that HRCP’s Butt had cancelled the press convention. “I can’t give additional particulars since I’m not within the workplace,” he stated, declining to remark additional.
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Chatting with The Categorical Tribune, Dr Ahmed stated he believes organising a press convention is their primary proper. “Disclosing what we’re going to say on the convention is out of the query.”
In the meantime, Dr Ahmed has accused Butt of unilaterally cancelling the press convention with out taking the opposite organisers on board. Nevertheless, Butt stated the Karachi Press Membership administration had requested him to cancel the convention because the audio system ‘would have stated one thing anti-state or anti-Pakistan’.
“The Karachi Press Membership requested me to offer them the press launch beforehand, to which Riaz [Ahmed] didn’t agree and the press convention needed to be cancelled,” Butt stated.
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Dr Ahmed stated that he has already filed an software with the Karachi Press Membership to allot the timings for a convention on Friday. “In the event that they (Karachi Press Membership) don’t give us permission, we’ll organise it at another venue,” he stated. “However we’ll go forward to boost our voice for Zafar Arif who established the HRCP on this metropolis and has now been incarcerated for no legitimate purpose.”
Prof Arif was picked up by the Rangers on October 22 final yr from outdoors the Karachi Press Membership the place he had come to deal with a press convention in reference to the continued arrests of Muttahida Qaumi Motion staff within the metropolis. Since then, he has remained incarcerated.
In October final yr, Prof Arif had joined the Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM).
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On October 15, 12 members of an interim Rabita (Session) Committee of MQM-London, which was shaped a day earlier and endorsed by Altaf Hussain, have been current through the press convention.
Chatting with the press convention, Prof Arif had stated that conspiracies being hatched towards the celebration will fail, saying Pak Sarzameen Social gathering (PSP) was created to divide the get together however it is going to fail in its makes an attempt.
On October 2, senior members of MQM-London Mustafa Azizabadi, Qasim Ali Raza and Wasay Jalil had cancelled Dr Farooq Sattar’s social gathering membership for committing ‘treason’.
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The MQM-Pakistan utterly divorced itself from the aforementioned London leaders on September 20 in addition to Nadeem Nusrat, who had opposed the exclusion of Altaf from the get together, and eliminated them from the Rabita Committee.
The divisions occurred after the celebration’s founder uttered a hate speech towards the state and its establishments on August 23 and reportedly incited his supporters to launch an assault on televisions stations within the metropolis.
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