KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Saturday informed an anti-terrorism court (ATC) about a 90-day preventive detention of four Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers arrested on terrorism charges.
Suspects identified as Waseem Ahmed, alias Shama bhai, Muhammed Ibrahim, Asghar Yaqoob and Muhammed Waseem were presented in the ATC by Rangers personnel.
The four suspects were arrested at the party’s Korangi sector raid in Karachi, earlier this week, after Rangers refuted media reports about slowing down their operation against the party.
“The four were involved in various crimes, including target killing, extortion and kidnapping,” Rangers told the court.
Earlier this week, nine MQM workers were arrested and Rangers conducted a raid at the party’s sector offices where nearly a dozen workers, including the party’s sector and unit in-charge, were arrested.
MQM leaders and workers took to the streets in protest of the arrests and raids ahead of the local government elections.
The rally failed to reach its destination, the Pakistan Rangers headquarters in front of Polo Ground, but the party leaders deemed the demonstration successful and dispersed near Numaish Chowrangi.
On November 12, Rangers, in a statement assured that the operation in Karachi was ongoing and will continue until the last target killer has been arrested.
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