Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has ordered to release of senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan.
Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar detained the MQM leader from his residence.
The Sindh CM also issued directives to Inspector General of police to suspend SSP Rao Anwar on the grounds that he arrested the opposition leader in the Sindh Asembly without informing the speaker of the house.
Earlier today (Friday), Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh Police also raided the MQM lawmaker’s house in his absence in an attempt to arrest him.
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Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan claimed that police searched his house for about 25 minutes.
“I don’t know why they raided my house. I was not there when police arrived,” the MQM senior leader told Samaa.
Hassan claimed that he was in a meeting with Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah at time of the raid; however CM House Spokesman denied any such meeting.