MQM writes letter to 55 embassies

KARACHI (Neo Web Desk): The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said Thursday that it had written letters to embassies of 55 countries and not just New Delhi to raise voice for the party’s missing workers.

The party was clarifying its position after local television channels reported that the MQM had written to the Indian High Commission asking them to raise voice for recovery of the detained workers and describing their arrest as a human rights violation.

One TV channel showed a copy of the letter to Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan, bearing signatures of MQM leaders Arif Khan, Abdul Qadir Khanzada and Shabbir Qaimkhani.

But MQM senior leaders said today that the party had written to embassies of 55 countries — and not just India — in order to raise the issue of four workers who had gone missing last while traveling to a wedding in Hyderabad.

MQM has the right to raise its voice on a global level, said MQM leader Shabbir QaimKhani.

He said that letters had also been written to embassies of the United States, Britain, Japan, China, Autralia and the Arab Emirates.

Qaimkhani claimed that the act of highlighting only the letter written to the Indian embassy was based on malicious intent.

Meanwhile, MQM leader Farooq Sattar told reporters that the party had not written any such letter to the Indian High Commission.

Sattar said that even if any such email had been sent due to an error of human judgment or technical error, it should not be portrayed as an intentional act

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