After the intervention of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, the Karachi police have released six workers of MQM arrested from Gulistan-i-Jauhar, says a handout.
Murad Ali Shah, taking notice of hunger strike being observed by MQM workers at Karachi Press Club, directed IG Police to release the MQM workers if they are clear in the investigation.
“I do not intervene into the police affairs but would never allow you [the police] to detain innocent people,” he said while talking to IG AD Khawaja on telephone.
He said that his policy was very clear to make the police stations public friendly. There should not be unnecessary harassment of any citizen but “in my government nobody would be allowed to support criminals,” he said categorically.
The IG told the chief minister that some MQM workers have been arrested from Gulistan-i-Jauhar sector, who were included in the investigation of a case. The chief minister directed him to release them if they are clean in the investigation.
Latter the IG AD Khwaja informed the chief minister that the police have release six MQM workers.
The chief minister also talked to leader of opposition in the Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izharul Hassan and apprised him about his instructions to the IG police.
“We are political people and do not believe in political victimization,” he said and added “We have never intervened in political activities of any political party.”
He assured Khawaja Izhar that their workers would be released shortly if they are found innocent. Latter, the IGP informed the chief minister that the police have released six MQM workers arrested from Gulistan-i-Jauhar Sector.
Those who have been released include Syed Arshad Ali s/o Syed Intikhab Ali, Mohammad Adeel s/o Shamsheer Ali, Syed Taleh Ali s/o Syed Azhar Ali, Waqas Ahmed s/o Nasar Ahmed, Gulam Murtaza s/o Ghulam Nabi Qadri and Zishan Bashir s/o Bashir Ahmed.
The chief minister hoped that MQM workers would end their hunger strike because the demand has been fulfilled. (PPI)