MQM Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha Arrested
Rangers personnel arrested Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha in a raid early on Monday morning.
“Rangers arrested MQM Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha during a raid at his apartment in the Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of the metropolis,” a statement issued by the party said.
MQM spokesperson Wasay Jalil confirmed that Pasha was taken by Rangers into their custody.
The Rangers have not issued an official statement regarding the arrest yet.
Pasha was made deputy convener of the Rabita Committee a year ago, and is believed to be an important figure in MQM’s organisational structure.
The arrest comes days after MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar accused the Rangers of torturing and interrogating “40 under-trial prisoners” belonging to the MQM imprisoned at Karachi Central Jail, and “pressuring the workers to leave the party”.
He alleged the workers were being forced to fill out a pro forma and told that they would be allotted every facility in prison, cases against them would be withdrawn and they would be released only if they changed their loyalty.
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