Rangers Raid on Sunni Tehreek HQ Left Dozen Arrested
KARACHI: Late Wednesday night Rangers raided the Head Office of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek arresting nearly a dozen men.
Paramilitary forces rummaged through the offices near Civil Hospital in District South, Karachi, for over an hour.
There was no report about the recovery of weapons or other illegal items during the raid.
PST spokesperson Fahim Shaikh told media that nearly a dozen party men were taken into custody by Rangers, adding that they were collecting and verifying the names of those who had been arrested.
“The raid was conducted when a programme regarding the arrival of the Holy month of Ramadan was being held at the party’s headquarter,” Shaikh explained. A score of ST leaders and workers gathered at the party’s headquarters following the raid.
This is the second raid on PST headquarters since the Karachi operation began. On September 5, 2013, several ST men were arrested, but later released during a similar raid.
Rangers did not issue any statement regarding the raid, however, sources in the Rangers said that the raid was conducted after receiving information on the possible presence of suspects.
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