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Rangers raid MQM HQ in Karachi, detain member of Rabita Committee

Updated Mar 11, 2015 11:49pm

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Schools, business centers and petrol stations shut down as party activists protest raid. —AP/File
Schools, business centers and petrol stations shut down as party activists protest raid. —AP/File

KARACHI: A heavy contingent of Rangers raided Nine Zero, the headquarters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), in Karachi's Azizabad neighbourhood on Wednesday morning, prompting a protest by party activists and a subsequent call for a day of "peaceful mourning" across the country.

A number of party workers, including member of MQM's Rabita Committee Amir Khan, were detained during the raid. Rabita Committee is MQM's central coordination cell.

The operation was managed and executed by members of the paramilitary force alone and there was no sign of local police in the area.

A large number of party workers including member of MQM's central coordination cell Amir Khan were arrested by Rangers during the raid. - Reuters
A large number of party workers including member of MQM's central coordination cell Amir Khan were arrested by Rangers during the raid. - Reuters

The Rangers' raid at the headquarters of one of the largest political parties in the country today appears to have symbolic significance in the Karachi operation that has been underway since October 2013.

Schools to remain close on Thursday

According to a statement released by All Private Schools Management Association, the private schools in Karachi will remain close on Thursday. Moreover, the papers and entry tests scheduled for the day have been postponed and new schedule will be announced later.

Rangers have authority, not justice: Altaf

MQM Chief Altaf Hussain in a telephonic address denounced the raid by Rangers on Nine Zero.

Following is a summary of his address:

  • Altaf said that this was the first time that the house of a political party chief was raided
  • Addressing Rangers personnel, he remarked that Rangers have authority but they are unable to deliver justice
  • He said that the establishment does not tolerate MQM's presence
  • He maintained that the ammunition seized from Nine Zero by Rangers does not belong to MQM. He further said that if the weapons belonged to MQM, they would not have been stored in Nine Zero
  • He claimed that the ammunition recovered was planted by Rangers personnel themselves, who carried it inside concealed in blankets
  • Altaf demanded that "terrorism in the name of search operations" be stopped
  • He claimed that more than 60 people were arrested during the raid by Rangers
  • He said that the demise of party worker Waqas Ali Shah has deeply upset him.

Party office bearer killed: MQM

MQM spokesperson Wasay Jalil said a senior party office bearer, Waqas Ali Shah of the central information committee was killed by Rangers during the raid.

Jalil said that Shah was killed in straight fire by Rangers personnel around 7:45am Wednesday morning. “Dozens of mobiles of Rangers appeared at Nine Zero around 6 am. Personnel proceeded to raid the 50 offices in our headquarters. They went to each office, went through all the files and broke telephones.”

A picture showing Waqas Ali Shah of MQM's central information committee who the party says was killed in the raid. Photo courtesy: Facebook
A picture showing Waqas Ali Shah of MQM's central information committee who the party says was killed in the raid. Photo courtesy: Facebook

Additional Inspector General (IG) Sindh police Ghulam Qadir Thebo, while speaking to DawnNews, said that Shah was not shot by Rangers personnel, but that the bullet was fired from a hand-held gun.

Rangers Director General (DG) Major General Bilal Akbar has said that MQM activist Shah did not die of gunfire by Rangers personnel. He added that the young man was shot with a TT pistol and the fact would become clear once the medical board's report is received.

A Rangers spokesperson said no one was killed during the raid but that 'unidentified men' opened fire injuring an Express News cameraman.

Rangers personnel after breaking barricades leading to MQM headquarters cordoned off the area and searched through departments of the party's offices .They also raided adjoining houses and arrested a number of MQM activists and leaders.

Rangers personnel rummaged through MQM's Nine Zero offices and adjoining houses. -DawnNews screengrab
Rangers personnel rummaged through MQM's Nine Zero offices and adjoining houses. -DawnNews screengrab

Speaking to media, Col Tahir called the two hour raid a "purely information-based operation" and divulged that the Khursheed Memorial Hall at Nine Zero has been sealed and will be handed over to police for further investigation.

During the raid, Rangers cut off the telephone lines at Nine Zero, disabling communication with MQM's international secretariat.

Party leader Haider Abbas Rizvi, who is in Islamabad, confirmed the raid to Dawn.com and said that communication with party workers at the headquarters could not be established during the raid.

Rizvi maintained that all the weapons seized by Rangers are licensed.

Rangers spokesperson Col Tahir said the raid lasted for two hours. -DawnNews screengrab
Rangers spokesperson Col Tahir said the raid lasted for two hours. -DawnNews screengrab

Scores of activists and party members protested the raid by Rangers by chanting slogans. Aerial firing also ensued outside Nine Zero as activists attempted to break Rangers' cordon.

A large number of female activists protested the raid by chanting "Go Rangers Go".

MQM announced a day of peaceful protest against the search operation by Rangers and urged for transport services to be suspended throughout the day.

The incident has emerged on a day when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif himself is due to visit the metropolitan today.

Faisal Mehmood alias Faisal Mota
Faisal Mehmood alias Faisal Mota

Rangers issue details of raid

A press release was issued by Rangers soon after the raid on MQM's headquarters.

It said: "Pakistan Rangers Sindh has conducted a series of targeted raids at Surrounding areas of Nine Zero including Khursheed Memorial Hall today. During the above mentioned action, following hardcore criminals have been arrested."

Ubaid K 2
Ubaid K 2

Following is the Rangers press release with details of those arrested:

  1. Faisal Mota (involved in murder of Wali Khan Babar and convicted and sentenced to death by court)
  2. Farhan Shabbir aka Mullah
  3. Amir
  4. Nadir (convicted and sentenced 13 years)
  5. Ubaid K 2

Faisal Mota had been awarded the death sentence in absentia on Mar 1 2014 by an anti-terrorism court in the murder case of Wali Khan Babar, a Geo TV reporter.

Journalist injured

Express News cameraman Waseem Mughal who was at Nine Zero among other media personnel has been injured due to firing.

An employee of the Express Media Group confirmed that Mughal has been shot in the arm and that his condition is stable.

‘Stolen ammunition seized’

Weapons, recovered during a raid by paramilitary forces on MQM headquarters, are displayed for the media in Karachi March 11 2015. -Reuters
Weapons, recovered during a raid by paramilitary forces on MQM headquarters, are displayed for the media in Karachi March 11 2015. -Reuters

According to Rangers spokerperson Colonel Tahir, ammunition stolen from Nato containers was also seized during the search operation at Nine Zero.

'Weapons kept for security purposes'

MQM leader Faisal Subzwari.— DawnNews screengrab
MQM leader Faisal Subzwari.— DawnNews screengrab

Speaking to media, MQM leader Faisal Subzwari admitted that weapons were seized during the raid, but said that they were all licensed and were being kept for security in view of the threats being received from “the Taliban and other extremist elements”.

“After the Army Public School attack, even schools and colleges are now being asked to keep weapons for security. We were also told to keep weapons for our security,” he said.

MQM demands answers

Scores of protesters gathered outside Nine Zero but were not allowed to enter its premises. -DawnNews screengrab
Scores of protesters gathered outside Nine Zero but were not allowed to enter its premises. -DawnNews screengrab

Soon after the news of the search operation broke, MQM leaders and activists started to gather outside the headquarters but were not allowed to enter its premises.

Speaking to DawnNews, prominent MQM leader Farooq Sattar termed the raid deeply upsetting. He said that MQM is compliant of all laws and instead of appreciating the party’s efforts of promoting peace, it is being treated with contempt.

He demanded of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar and Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad to play their due roles. Sattar also warned that the situation could be a setback to the enhancement of democratic process.

Opposition stages walkout from Senate

Members of the opposition parties staged a walkout from the Senate to register their protest against today’s raid on the MQM headquarters.

Petrol pumps, private schools shut down

Petrol pumps in several areas of Karachi were shut down soon after the raid. - DawnNews screengrab
Petrol pumps in several areas of Karachi were shut down soon after the raid. - DawnNews screengrab

Petrol pumps and private schools in several areas of Karachi were shut down as activists in large numbers protested against the Rangers.

Examinations in Karachi University have also been postponed as citizens fear violence.

Business centres and gas stations Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Jamshoro and Mirpur Khas were also shut down.

Bus, rickshaw torched

A rickshaw was torched in Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of Karachi. -DawnNews screengrab
A rickshaw was torched in Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of Karachi. -DawnNews screengrab

While the MQM has maintained that the protest against the Rangers raid will be peaceful, a bus was set alight at Gulistan-i-Jauhar while a rickshaw was torched in Karimabad.

'PML-N has no contention with MQM'

Leader of the House in the Senate Raja Zafarul Haq, belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N), categorically stated that the ruling party has no contention with the MQM.

Addressing media representatives, he denied speculation that the raid on Nine Zero was carried out in retaliation to the MQM's support to the PPP during the elections of the Senate chairmen.

He said that the details of the raid would be presented in the Upper House of Parliament once they were received from Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah.

MQM chief telephones Zardari

MQM chief Altaf Hussain held a telephonic conversation with Pakistan Peoples Party co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, during which the former president was briefed over the Rangers’ raid conducted at the MQM headquarters Nine Zero and residence of Altaf’s sister.

The MQM supremo also informed Zardari about the arrest of MQM activists and the killing of Waqas Ali Shah, who died of gunshot wounds during the raid.

It was still not clear who had fired the fatal bullet which took the life of the MQM worker.

Hussain added that the nature of the raid at the MQM hearquarters was condemnable.

The former president expressed sorrow over the incident and said that MQM was one of the biggest political parties in the country.

The raid on MQM headquarters came hours after a consensus was reached on who will chair the Senate with the MQM on board with the government. Senior members of the party have been expressing their shock at the latest turn of events and have been denying the claims made by Rangers of the party harbouring “hardcore criminals” at its headquarters.

Last month, the Rangers had implicated the MQM in the Baldia Town factory inferno fire that claimed the lives of at least 258 factory workers, a charge the party vehemently denies. The JIT report also contains several other disclosures about the involvement of MQM workers in several criminal cases as well rigging in the 2013 general elections.

The city reacted to the developments with fear and apprehension. Commercial activity was suspended with shops, markets and educational institutions closed not just in Karachi but in other cities of the province, such as Hyderabad, Sukkur. Children who managed to get to schools were sent back to their homes and examinations were cancelled in colleges and universities.

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Ahmad Mar 11, 2015 09:22am

Perfect decision and action taken by Rangers.

asad Mar 11, 2015 09:22am

What does Altaf bhai have to say now about army involvement in Karachi.

Reader Mar 11, 2015 09:22am

Well done rangers, at least someone have stones to do their job.

abdul manan Mar 11, 2015 09:24am

good work,PMLN,ARMY

Nizamuddin Ahmad Aali Mar 11, 2015 09:24am

The rangers should explain all of this in public with evidence.

Radiohead Mar 11, 2015 09:25am

This is the repercussion of not bowing out to mighty PPP and PMLN. MQM welcome back in the 90s.

Farhan Mar 11, 2015 09:26am

Good job Rangers! Don't let them go. MQM has destroyed Karachi .

Muradabadi Mar 11, 2015 09:27am

soft coup??

Hashim Mar 11, 2015 09:27am

Good work. Keep it up!!

James Mar 11, 2015 09:29am

90 has become a symbol of state within a state - similarly we have Raiwind and Bilawal House - these symbols have to disappear with the colonial governor houses. Democracy means decency, rule of law, paying of taxes and above all not protecting party offices but protecting life, honor and property of common men.

Javed Ali Mar 11, 2015 09:29am

Its good. Bank robberies, car snatching, targeted killings,abduction for ransom, chaos in entire Karachi are handiwork of this party. I request the Honorable DG Rangers to raid each & every office & recover the illegal NATO weapons etc.... Salute to Rangers. Pakistan Zinda Baad

Saeed Mar 11, 2015 09:30am

Finally their hideout has been raided

Shahzaib Khan Mar 11, 2015 09:31am

Good!

Khan I Mar 11, 2015 09:35am

an attempt to crush Urdu speaking, time to rebel and fight back.

Kaleem Mar 11, 2015 09:36am

Hopefully, that will be lesson for all political parties. When democracy doesnt deliver peace, the other forces have to step up, this time for good. Bravo Raheel Sharif, Nawaz Shareef and all.

RC Mar 11, 2015 09:37am

Whenever bhai gets close to PPP, the sitting government needs to remind bhai who to collaborate with for senate elections. Just some politicking .. Thats all and farooq sattar knows it hence the peaceful protest

shezad Mar 11, 2015 09:38am

This corridor provided to logistics for Americans in Afghanistan has done more harm than good for Pakistan.

Every now and then containers are stolen or empty containers burnt and the arms smuggled into Karachi and other cities. The end users ofcourse are the militant wings of the political parties.

Lets hope the war ends in Afghanistan so that Pakistan can clear its mess once and for all.

SM ZAKI Mar 11, 2015 09:39am

Governor rule in Sindh is now on its boots. balochistan is already burning, FATA and tribal areas have gone alienated. Now we can call Punjab only Pakistan.

Cyrus Ho Mar 11, 2015 09:40am

You know I love that photo in desert camo uniform, heavy on the starch.

These guys are some motivated troopers standing tall. Who's in charge of Pakistan now?

Lala Mar 11, 2015 09:41am

Operation is feared, operation will definatly be done

skybolt Mar 11, 2015 09:43am

No one should be above the law

Factual Mar 11, 2015 09:43am

Good job, Rangers. We support you. Act whoever violates law. Karachi have had enough.

Cyrus Ho Mar 11, 2015 09:43am

Chanting slogans doesn't get it done. Just swift and immediate action.

The people of Pakistan will soon vote for Law and Order under their new prime minister.

Akbar Mayo Mar 11, 2015 09:44am

Weldone rangers

Muhammad Imran Yousafzai Mar 11, 2015 09:44am

Bold move! But it must have some solid evidence behind it for justification!

NK Mar 11, 2015 09:47am

Finally Rangers has started taken better steps to maintain peace in the city. But all the effected areas like Lyari, Sohrab Goth, etc must also be considered for action. If they target only MQM HQ, it will create disturbance.

Melbourne Mar 11, 2015 09:48am

When ever no deal reach with MQM, there comes the Raid and later comes Rehman malik and speech from AH and in the end all normal, i think now MQM should be sued to this attitude and keep going with usual business....

MQM needs government posts and positions, so this is part and parcel of the perks and benifits they enjoy in power...

Numan Mar 11, 2015 09:49am

good news in early morning

Ameer Paul Mar 11, 2015 09:53am

@Khan I

I am an Urdu speaking Mohajir from UP, India, and I appreciate Rangers Action.

WELL DONE RANGERS, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Karachiwala Mar 11, 2015 09:53am

Karachi sooba ... Urdu speaking police, Urdu speaking local government and bodies. .. You will see the difference MQM is the true voice of Karachites. Dawn please publish this

Abbas Mar 11, 2015 09:53am

HAHA.. MQM is a law abiding peaceful party? Biggest joke of the century lead by the biggest joker of the century.

About time all these murders, killings, bhatta and terrorim was stopped .. if MQM claims to be a peaceful party then let them earn this .. not at gunpoint.

Ameer Paul Mar 11, 2015 09:54am

@RC Wrong, I disagree. It was an overdue operation.

Long Live Rangers.

Sumair Mar 11, 2015 09:56am

@Khan I Shut the bleep up. Its against the terrorists, killers, extortionists. The "party" which you clearly belong to is a terrorist organisation. There are no ethnic problems in Karachi, it only becomes a problem when PPP and MQM try to make it one

Ameer Paul Mar 11, 2015 09:56am

@shezad

MQM member "BABAR GHORI", once a waitor and now multi billioner was the minister of Karachi Port Authority. Hence it did not surprise if NATO ammunition is found with MQM.

Fan Mar 11, 2015 09:57am

@khan1 Law is equal for all ethnic classes, we all are Pakistan and criminals are enemies.

Sameer Khan Mar 11, 2015 09:57am

Good move Rangers, keep it up, eliminate all terrorists from Karachi.

Moosa Mar 11, 2015 09:57am

@Kaleem which other political party office has been raided? what about the offices of Sipah e Sahaba now ASWJ? such measures should be taken across the board.

Dark Angel Mar 11, 2015 09:58am

If MQM is a peaceful party and nothing to hide - then what the fuss in getting it inspected by LEA.

It will be a credit for MQM if it is proved they are clean - so there is no harm in such type of raids at Nine Zero. Afterall the sitting Government has given full & free hand to rangers to take its course in Layari and other strong holds of PPP.

ANP offices are also raided in the past by rangers - Why MQM find it difficult to absorb - their anger shows they are hiding something big.

Welldone Rangers.

rakrl Mar 11, 2015 09:59am

I personally have seen and remained a victim of 1992 Karachi operations by Army and Govt. its all politics for power....only solution is to implement Quran orders for all without any politics... (by raheeq)

Aslam Mar 11, 2015 09:59am

@Kaleem Well said.

Mian Navedd Mar 11, 2015 10:01am

Good Job done by rangers. Crush them

John Smith Mar 11, 2015 10:03am

@Khan I seriously Mr.Khan, I am urdu speaking and I think MQM has done more harm to urdu speaking than any other party

A Patriot Mar 11, 2015 10:03am

Good job rangers....but what about PPP, JSQM, Peer Pagara's party, Sunni Tehreek and the list goes on and on and on....complete reality is that sane and honest ppl want to see all the big 3's behind the bars....Baray choron ko latkado aik dafa.....how difficult is that? How long will the keepers of this country wait? perhaps they have their own vested interests in that too!

Saraz Mar 11, 2015 10:05am

How can you hide ammunition in a political party headquarters?

Umar Qutb Mar 11, 2015 10:06am

The action taken by Rangers was an information base as they said. If MQM has no guilt then they must allow LEA's to perform there jobs. No 1 is above the law. I believe there is no crushing of URDU Speaking Community or any others. Question arise What Governor Of Sindh Is Doing? Its a game of distraction by both sides. Media is exploting too much.

love_pakistan Mar 11, 2015 10:07am

That's great... Go ahead guys they are responsible for this mess in Karachi.

sulman parsi Mar 11, 2015 10:07am

well done Rangers.

ebrahim Mar 11, 2015 10:08am

Closing shops at gun point is not peaceful protest

Ahmad Ali Rafi Ahmad Mar 11, 2015 10:10am

Not wanted to say but indeed a Bravo move by rangers if things can go better by crushing the political party why not. Rangers should also raid PPP and other parties who are involved in any criminal activities.

Noman Mar 11, 2015 10:10am

Thumbs up for Rangers.... you're the last hope for Karachi....

When Rangers raid Taliban and related groups, MQM people can't stop rejoicing. Now that LEAs have raided their center securing ammunition and arresting people with criminal records, they are calling it unjust!

waseem haider Mar 11, 2015 10:11am

@Khan I shut up ...what about those 250 baldia factory workers..they were also urdu speaking , why you killed them...?

Ishfaq bughio Mar 11, 2015 10:12am

@Khan I Urdu speaking doesnt mean mutahida quami movment, we all are human and pakistani. This is time to end no go areas and cursh terrorists irrespective of their political party affiliation, colour, sect, ethencity , religion and etc

Sayyar Khan Mar 11, 2015 10:14am

@Khan I people like you should be in jail. Rebel against who Pakistan the same country that gave you So called Mahajars shelter.

harry Mar 11, 2015 10:15am

It is finally a good news . keep it up rangers , we Urdu speakers r with u .

KHALID SOHAIL SHAIKH Mar 11, 2015 10:16am

MUSLIM UMMAH need peace in all Muslim countries. Please say "I LOVE ISLAM". We need unity for peace in whole MUSLIM UMMAH.

Khan, AM Mar 11, 2015 10:17am

Great. Good work DG Rangers, Army General and Prime Minister. You deserve praise and blessings for this.

Faruk chowhdry Mar 11, 2015 10:17am

All the political parties and organisations work against nation of Pakistan or are the problem should be BANNED. Including MQM.

Khan, AM Mar 11, 2015 10:18am

@ Khan I, Urdu Speaking and you, Khan... LOLz

Guest Mar 11, 2015 10:18am

@Khan I
Don't be a noob and ignorant. Accept it. This has nothing do with Urdu Speakers. How can you be such a dumb person.

zx Mar 11, 2015 10:19am

@Khan I
MQM does not represent all Urdu speaking. Its time for Pakistan to fight back!!

Truth Sayer Mar 11, 2015 10:19am

Gud job rangers. Keep up the hard work n catch those criminals..

SAAB93 Mar 11, 2015 10:20am

Time to declare Karachi a Weapons Free Zone. Let it prevail as Commercial Hub of Pakistan rather than Bhatta & Land Grab Hub of Pakistan. Right move but very late.

Asim Munir Mar 11, 2015 10:21am

Good jobs Rangers and good commitment by Gen. Shareef and PM Shreef. Those who need proof against MQM being a terrorist party, may live in Karachi for a month and observe themselves. MQM also managed a dead body to look like a victim party but people no more believe in your propaganda. MQM claims to have legal weapons at 90 but who issued license for illegal arms stolen from NATO containers? They are the bad face of nice Urdu speaking community.

Shahmeer Mar 11, 2015 10:21am

Rangers role in Karachi always controversial especially against MQM, this is not a right way to operate any operation against any political party. we never forget 92 & 98 operations. People need to worry about it.

rashid ali Mar 11, 2015 10:21am

courageous step has been taken by ranger against real miscreants, who have distorted peace and is involved in killing of innocent people ... today in large quantity ammunition has been recovered from nine zero which reveled that mqm is dangerous for whole of Pakistan. it should be treated with iron hands in order to bring it home .

Salman Mar 11, 2015 10:22am

Well done Rangers!!

salman Mar 11, 2015 10:23am

about time.. great job

Diya Mar 11, 2015 10:23am

you think rangers is brave enough to tackle liyari gangs and taliban in karachi?

Urdu Speaking Gola Mar 11, 2015 10:24am

It is time for the MQM

Faruk chowhdry Mar 11, 2015 10:24am

@Khan I It's not against Urdu speaking, it's against who are against our Pakistan.

Syed Mar 11, 2015 10:25am

Nothing new here, Government and law enforcement are habitual and pathological liars. They are doing dirty work of MQM political adversaries. Thugs in uniform with no representation of the Urdu-speaking. What shop, office or street in Karachi doesn't have fire arms? Arms recovered were all licensed and prove nothing. They want this minority silenced if possible wiped. MQM is the only party whose workers are being killed everyday with no action by law enforcement.

Lahab Mar 11, 2015 10:25am

Good job, its nice to see that Rangers are doing their best job.

this credit goes to General Raheel shareef, sorry so called democratic government of Pakistan and politicians.

Gulzar Mar 11, 2015 10:25am

We can argue about the raid, but labeling it as "To crush Urdu speaking" shows what you r.

JUSTICE Mar 11, 2015 10:26am

Why Rangers only after MQM party? This is pure discramanation against Urdu speaking majiirs. If they really wanted to clean karachi they must search all political parties offices . Don't forget to search Blawal House.

tJ Mar 11, 2015 10:29am

High Five for Colonel Tahir

fawzia Mar 11, 2015 10:31am

Well done rangers. Get them all. Arrest all the party activists too.

KafirMusafir Mar 11, 2015 10:32am

When will Peace return in Pakistan? When will wars stop in Muslim countries? When is the Perfect Religion bring tranquility in the World?

Bari Mar 11, 2015 10:33am

How come Rangers know its stolen from NATO by just looking at it ?

lion Mar 11, 2015 10:36am

It's is simple politics of hatred and Bias from institution back by corrupt people.

panwar Mar 11, 2015 10:37am

Reasonable and capable families are try hard to settled out side Pakistan. Kidnapping is most danger threat to a family. No law and order except some Part of Punjab. Now situation in Karachi and Sindh will be more worsen, escalation in failing state.

danish Mar 11, 2015 10:37am

I feel that the action will rollback very soon. If scotland yard can't do anything, i doubt that our rangers can do much.

Bari Mar 11, 2015 10:38am

Our army also do operations for ratings. What rangers did in 15 year ? They should show their performance report in last 15 years before these public stunts. Army is also paid by public money they should also be accountable and should be under law like every other citizen

Paki Mar 11, 2015 10:40am

Well done Rangers ! Rangers is conducting information based operations across whole Karachi including Sohrab Goth, Katti Pahari, Korangi, Manghopir, Liyari etc. We Karachi residents salute to rangers for their neutral and bold steps.

Zak Mar 11, 2015 10:40am

Guns look a bit antiquated. Raid all political party HQ in Karachi and replenish Rangers arsenal.

Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 10:41am

Great job. don't give in to pressure and get my country rid of lawlessness in Karachi under Indian agenda.

Dillduk_Khan Mar 11, 2015 10:41am

why there is a cache of weapons at the headquarters of a political party ?

Strawman Mar 11, 2015 10:42am

Any details on weapon cache?

adnan Mar 11, 2015 10:43am

@Khan I that is funny given that a huge arsenal was discovered from the place ha!

GOOD WORK RANGERS.... as the man said this is a tip of operations and evidence is there. stop crying. man with the rod is here to take care

Muhammad iqbal Mar 11, 2015 10:43am

It is too much now. Altaf Hussain negotiate with Modi and arrange return of urdu speaking people to India where their ancestors are buried. When afghanis can be repatriated after more than three decades, why not the muhajirs. From scolding to target killings have become an daily affair. Urdu speaking lost the right to stay in pakistan the day Ayub khan shifted the capital from Karachi to Punjab and also deputed his son Gohar Ayub to twist the arms of Fatima jinnah. Muhajirs will continue to live a shameful life and they are the unwanted guests in this land. This regular patch ups and fights will only take the next generation of muhajirs to nowhere. Further delay in the implementation of my plans will only mess up the matters and will make the urdu speaking untouchables in Pakistan and in sindh

Maqsood Mar 11, 2015 10:43am

Well Done, This will bring peace in Karachi.

Maqsood Mar 11, 2015 10:43am

I have no words to appreciate this act of Rangers and Police.

Qazi Mar 11, 2015 10:43am

After looking at the weapons seized, I now realized that reason why the NATO forces were defeated. I am laughing by looking at the weapons used by NATO. Another Jinnah Pur conspiracy.

Adventurer Mar 11, 2015 10:44am

@Khan I

Urdu speakers helped the creation of Pakistan and huge sacrifices. Now they are no longer needed. Still they are MUHAJIRS - the refugees.

Ak Mar 11, 2015 10:45am

Cant hide the truth forever. It has its own ways of coming out. Unfortunately, people of karachi will still somehow support mqm and altaf hussain.

Zeeshan Mar 11, 2015 10:45am

good one rangers...keep it up.

Zeeshan Mar 11, 2015 10:46am

well-done Rangers... keep it up.

Akhroot Mar 11, 2015 10:46am

Stuff from lost NATO container also recovered. Now, this is alarming!

Asim Iqbal Mar 11, 2015 10:46am

Excellent job! no one should be allowed to terrorize common people and no one should be above the law. The ammunition recovered from nine zero speaks volume.

Asim Iqbal Mar 11, 2015 10:48am

@JUSTICE will be done without any discrimination. their turn is near.

Ak Mar 11, 2015 10:49am

Convicted felons on death penalty were freely roaming around with mqm politicians. How is this a conspiracy? Stop this bigotry and non sence, fix Karachi for our future generations

ZEESHAN Mar 11, 2015 10:49am

WEL DONE RANGERS...KEEP IT UP.

Sameer Khan Mar 11, 2015 10:50am

@JUSTICE You are not that much naive, you are still saying discrimination after finding so much of illegal weapons from Nine Zero.

Ali Mar 11, 2015 10:51am

Weapons shown do not prove at all the NATO Standards.

Sameer Khan Mar 11, 2015 10:51am

@Sab Se Pehle Pakistan, even after finding illegal weapons from MQM office, you are blaming Rangers, MQM is running organization not a party.

Sameer Khan Mar 11, 2015 10:51am

@Khan I , oh really after finding illegal weapons.

Abbas Ali Mar 11, 2015 10:53am

According to US embassy spokesperson, nothing was stolen from NATO containers.

I will trust the American more than, the official of the so called land of pure.

Sameer Khan Mar 11, 2015 10:53am

@Abbas, I 100% agree with you.

mehboob malik Mar 11, 2015 10:56am

They got the arms licence from NATO..................

Naseer Mar 11, 2015 10:56am

Thank you Pak Rangers, Job well done

tJ Mar 11, 2015 10:57am

good initiative towards not only Karachi but Pakistan Glory !

Aamir Mar 11, 2015 10:57am

Pakistan is fast reaching to total disintegration.

Aamir Amjad Mar 11, 2015 10:58am

@Khan I ..Fight back for what? For keeping illegal arms ? For harboring terrorists? What is Urdu Speaking..All Pakistanis speak urdu..we are sick of this urdu speaking vs punjabi vs sindhi etc nonsence

Kamran Mar 11, 2015 10:59am

To all those calling it "conspiracy against Urdu speakers" - for God's sake grow up. MQM does not represent Urdu speakers and you all know that MQM has elements involved in bhatta khori and qatal.

It's time you accept reality for the future of your children and realize that MQM is not interested in your rights, if it was, then why does it always shake hands with PPP - the party responsible for the 90s operation.

Ameer Hamza Mar 11, 2015 11:01am

Well, Haider Abbas Rizvi said that seized ammunition was licensed. I'm astonished to know that they have licensed NATO WEAPONRY. It sounds nothing but utter nonsense! Nail these fanatics who have spent their whole life to destabilize city of lights.

blunt Mar 11, 2015 11:02am

@Ak : It's unfortunate for you. But at least, you accepted that MQM does have support of the Karachiites.

AHMAD GERMAN Mar 11, 2015 11:03am

This should have been done long time ago. MQM took whole City of Karachi as hostage since 1985. They should wipe out MQM once it for all. They are militant group. Good job Rangers, keep it up and please clean up the City.

blunt Mar 11, 2015 11:04am

Arms stolen from NATO containers??? Dear Rangers: We have not forgotten the baseless JINNAH POOR.

Malveros Mar 11, 2015 11:05am

@Khan I
The raid is against Anti-Pakistanis and not against urdu speaking people. This terrorist mafia organization needs to be crushed.

Arif Mar 11, 2015 11:06am

What were 'licensed weapons' doing in an office in the first place??? I agree that the Rangers should provide evidence to the public as to why they did this raid and what did they find. Also other similar places which are very conveniently disguised as offices should be raided even if it is the Bilawal House.

Einstein Babar Mar 11, 2015 11:08am

History proves that power cannot make the people slaves. Foolish government tried power against bengalis, pakhtoons, balochs, mahajirs but you can see the consequences . Situation of Pakistan is becoming worst everyday. Rangers and politicians are actually helping agenda to split Pakistan and people who are having no vision are clapping for the performance of corrupt rangers deployed in Karachi.

Zafar Mar 11, 2015 11:10am

Just for the information of Haider Abbas Rizvi in case he has been living under a rock - "cell phones don't need communication lines and you can still communicate".

Pashtunyar Mar 11, 2015 11:10am

Long overdue operation against a Fascist party that uses violence and threats of violence to intimidate karachis inhabitants. Closing petrol pumps, postponing examinations and torching public vehicles cannot be the consequences of a peaceful day of protests?!

Mirza Mirza Mar 11, 2015 11:11am

Bravo !

Zafar Mar 11, 2015 11:12am

"MQM is compliant of all laws" - farooq Sattar does have a funny side to him.

Fawad Mar 11, 2015 11:12am

Stolen weapons from NATO supplies were found. Speaks volume about this political party.

Ahmed Mar 11, 2015 11:14am

Well done Rangers! We need this city to be cleaned, once and for all!

rashid ali Mar 11, 2015 11:15am

indeed, nothing wrong has been done by rangers against Urdu speaking people. rid was purely conducted against miscreants who had been involved in bad activities. if someone argue by stating that some sort of discrimination has been done, by leveling allegation against law enforcement agencies which does not justify because It has recovered large quantity of ammunition from nine zero which fact could not be ignored. this is time to support law enforcement agencies in order to bring peace in the region.

mehmoodku_1982@yahoo.com Mar 11, 2015 11:17am

Nice Work. Rangers should make a checking on all areas of karachi to discover dangorous weapons.

Yatagan Mar 11, 2015 11:18am

@Muhammad Imran Yousafzai they have got prohibited weapons and criminals ... what else you want

Positive Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 11:18am

I just want one answer.....when are they planning for LYARI and SOHRAB GOTH???

KRana Mar 11, 2015 11:18am

New problem for karachi, India should help MQM

Proud Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 11:18am

@Nizamuddin Ahmad Aali

Rizvi maintained that all the weapons seized by Rangers are licensed.

Why so much Ammunition - just for office protection. Please explain it Mr Nizamuddin Ahmad Aali or ask from MQM. What's the role of police or rangers in case of emergency!!!

czar Mar 11, 2015 11:19am

no one here asked why a member Waqas Shah killed by rangers?????????????????

Azmeen Mar 11, 2015 11:19am

Well done rangers. Keep it up. Why they need so modern heavy weaponry?

Ali Raza Mar 11, 2015 11:19am

@Nizamuddin Ahmad Aali I don't need any evidence! I'm for all such raids / operations etc.

Yatagan Mar 11, 2015 11:20am

@Karachiwala gone are the days when they were true voice of Karachites, now they are speaking someone else language... you know what i mean....

imran Mar 11, 2015 11:20am

This should have been done years back, anyway its never too late. But now all the facts should be brought to light, all the culprits should b punished, no political compromises.

At the same time secret terorist wings of all other parties should also b raided without any discrimination. Clean up the city.

imran Mar 11, 2015 11:20am

This should have been done years back, anyway its never too late. But now all the facts should be brought to light, all the culprits should b punished, no political compromises.

At the same time secret terorist wings of all other parties should also b raided without any discrimination. Clean up the city.

Zafar Mar 11, 2015 11:20am

We want to see those named in Baldia town JIT to be put behind bars including Karachi Tanzeem committee's Hammad Siddiqi and the case sent to Military courts to punish all those responsible. There is no way the civilian courts will proceed with this case. That is the only way to send a signal to the terrorists who are hiding in the garb of politics, and to bring peace back to Karachi.

Harris Mar 11, 2015 11:21am

@Khan I
You are mad... There is nothing against Urdu speakers.. I'm urdu speaker living outside Karachi and never was made to feel that I don't belong here.

farhan Mar 11, 2015 11:21am

it will be a peaceful protest by MQM....Yeah right. Most of the people I know who listen to the garbage said by Altaf Bhai are somehow black mailed by MQM.

Ali Raza Mar 11, 2015 11:21am

WELL DONE!!

Abdulla Hussain Mar 11, 2015 11:21am

Political victimization, they are bent upon finishing MQM. PML N should understand the possible fallout. It is the duty of Rangers to maintain transparency & bring all the real evidences (not fabricated) before the nation.

Paki Mar 11, 2015 11:22am

@Khan I This is not relevant to any language or ethnic group. The operation is being conducted across whole Karachi against criminals and it doesn't matter if any criminal speak X,Y,Z language or belongs to X,Y,Z community. I am not sure if you have suffered from the pain what we Karachiets are facing on daily basis due to lawlessness which includes robbery, mobile snatching , closer of business , robbery, bhatta , target killing etc. We all should support this across the board operation and it doesn't matter if the criminal belongs to any community or any political party.

Yatagan Mar 11, 2015 11:23am

@JUSTICE Today majorty of Urdu speaking do not owns MQM, they have seen their true face.

Karachi WaLa Mar 11, 2015 11:24am

Only Safe heaven remained For Target killers Was Cleared Today hopeful to see Peace in coming days In Karachi.

Aamir Mar 11, 2015 11:24am

MQM should shut whole City indefinitely then these people would know who is feeding their stomachs. We made Pakistan and now these people whom we liberated from Hindus and English are becoming so powerful!!

Xee Mar 11, 2015 11:24am

From this raid people should understand the logic for not handing over the murders of Dr Imran Farooq to UK...this is the only way out to curtail the blackmailing of MQM Chief...everyone knows "peaceful protest" has nothing to do with the violent and tyrant MQM its all a smart move by Pak Army! We salute rangers for such brave actions and demand that justice not be compromised in the name of "democratic process" and "political reconciliation"! And Karachites many many congrats...its a first major step for tour liberation!!

Sameer Khan Mar 11, 2015 11:24am

wow peaceful protest :-)

sabir hameed Mar 11, 2015 11:24am

Jamaat e Islami leaders rushing towards Karachi. Maybe to replace MQM as per orders of PML-N Government.

Yatagan Mar 11, 2015 11:26am

@Bari LOL..... they have got the rest earlier....

Aamir Mar 11, 2015 11:26am

@Mian Navedd They should have crushed India in 1971 when country was broken by enemy.

Hassan Mar 11, 2015 11:28am

A very good and needed step. It must be followed up to the hilt and and confined to 90. All the other dens of MQM spread all over the city should also be targeted. Daily speeches and strikes in the city also should be curbed.

Tranquil Mar 11, 2015 11:29am

Well done Now all terrorists apologist wont say that Why not MQM, Rangers shut All mouths, Bravo clean the city ,

Tranquil Mar 11, 2015 11:30am

@Khan I are you in your senses I have all mother side Urdu speaking and we are against MQM.

Viking Star Mar 11, 2015 11:30am

Very well done Rangers. Now please make sure the culprits and their masters get punishment they deserve, also make sure the corrupt polititians (in name of "mufahimat") do not interfere to bury the case. Ask this ethnic party to present purchase receipts and licence of EACH weapon seized.

ash Mar 11, 2015 11:31am

NATO weapons were not stolen but was a gift from NATO to MQM to keep its supremacy in Karachi.

Ghazanfar Mar 11, 2015 11:31am

@Bari As a part of their job, LEA know what kind of weapons NATO is using in Afghanistan.

Ghazanfar Mar 11, 2015 11:32am

@Ali How much do you know about these weapons???

Tranquil Mar 11, 2015 11:32am

@A Patriot All turns will come honey ,

saeed Mar 11, 2015 11:34am

I feel very sad when I see comments of readers (who are from the educated class) which evidences how easily they are carried away with propaganda campaigns. No body tries to analyse the situation / events objectively. Except for few comments which call for an evidence on back of which such a serious step has been taken - all other reflect the generally prevailing childish mindset among our masses.

So why should I be differnt from masses?

Good job Rangers - "Jo pit sakta hay us ko sub mil kay maro"

KRana Mar 11, 2015 11:34am

They left India in search of good future but they are treated like enemy..no one use paramilitary force on civilian...

karachi wala Mar 11, 2015 11:35am

Good job rangers I want my karachi back from these thugs.they are not the only one though but good start though now small thugs will think twice.

hyat Mar 11, 2015 11:35am

Good job Rangers, i think the only agency love love karachi and karachiets. brave Zulu. get rid of those who got NRO during mushraf's time.

nadeem behlim Mar 11, 2015 11:36am

Now establishment started the same to urdu speaking pakistanis , what they did to bengali muslims ,resulted to bangladesh, now it for sindh to leave pakistan. They killed 3 millions bengalis and rape 3 millions ladies in east pakistan . Now i urge our urdu speaking brothers to get our sindg from pakistan before getting our sisters raped and mens killed .

junaid Mar 11, 2015 11:37am

hahahaha awesome work Rangers. Seriously a much needed one. Mqm is a virus on the face of Pakistan and needs to be eradicated. And urdu speakers do not support mqm any more due to their hypocritical policies. If rangers keep up these operations in the near future and eliminates the terrorists then Karachi will return to its days of glory.

Viking Star Mar 11, 2015 11:37am

@Ameer Paul I am also urdu speaking, my parents migrated from India but I am NOT muhajir, I am a Pakistani. Very well done Rangers, need to clean filth from Karachi for peace and progress.

Imran - Qatar Mar 11, 2015 11:38am

Great Job Rangers. This is a must for Pakistan. MQM must face the consequesnces of its acts to make Karachi & Pakistan a peaceful place.

karim Mar 11, 2015 11:39am

Dont touch our holy placess like nine zero now we will reply

Feda Mar 11, 2015 11:41am

Appriciate Rangers. Doing great job. i think its not against MQM but against those villians, gangisters and robbers who are hiding under the umbrella of MQM.

Khan-Haqiqi Mar 11, 2015 11:42am

Did rangers provided any proof that the weapon was not licensed if not which one, secondly which of the weapons belong to NATO, pistol or pump action gun, these Pendo rangers make false claims and later not able to prove it. What about the NATO containers stolen by Lyari gangsters did rangers able to clear Lyari in one and a half year?

Lezz Mar 11, 2015 11:42am

@Khan I that's exactly the kind of mentality that has destroyed this country!!

Mark Mar 11, 2015 11:43am

Alas justice being done. After this Rangers should conduct raids on other political parties with militants too. Muhajor people should not take this as discrimination, instead they should look at it as law finally taking its course going after gangsters who use an organization to do crimes like land grabbing, thefts, extortion and when dealt with firmly, they call it discrimination against minority.

Ghazanfar Mar 11, 2015 11:46am

I am so disappointed to see that people are protesting and supporting an organization which got illegal (military grade) weapons in its office.

Do these people really lost their sanity and self-consciousness? Can someone shed a light on ground realities?

Zafran Mar 11, 2015 11:46am

We all should all bend to law

Zulqarnain Mar 11, 2015 11:47am

Highly appreciable but I am expecting the same operation in bilawal house!!

Raja Mar 11, 2015 11:48am

NO one is above the Law so MQM should respect the Law and where these guns have come from? Also if there is anyone killed then that person is killed by MQM to make rangers look bad.

Turbo Mar 11, 2015 11:48am

so now we know where the missing NATO containers went and who stole them...no mercy to thugs and terrorists!

Kamran Zaki Mar 11, 2015 11:48am

Good Job but the only question is why only 90. is there any doubt that ANP, PPP, JI does not have weapons, gangs and criminal element.....raid any of these houses (raiwind, bilawal, zardari, ANP etc) and you will find illegal weapons, people with criminal records etc... does anyone have a doubt that these things will not be found in these places? Why only MQM is being targeted?

Asim Mar 11, 2015 11:49am

Rangers don't have any better thing to do, instead of searching and punishing killers of Army Public School, they have find a relatively easy job of raiding a political party office.

BRAVO....Did they find Mualana Fazlullah, Shahid ullah Shahid or any other Taliban terrorist so far?

They cant protect or find killers of their children and they are after MQM.

Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 11:49am

Just to remind everyone that MQM has always kept the Shipping Ministry and Overseas Pakistanis ministry in all governments. The shipping ministry was used to bring Arms and Ammunition, whereas Overseas Pakistanis ministry was used to send criminals abroad overnight.

Tim Mar 11, 2015 11:50am

It would be fair that all party head quarters be raided specially that of ANP and of those who feed Gullu Butts

Feudals have a clear racism against Urdu speaking and the MQM they can't digest the strength and popularity in Karachi. The feudals have done everything to stop MQM spread in Pakistan as if it did their shops will close

Gul Pasha Mar 11, 2015 11:50am

Governor rule in Sindh, the final dharna of PTI , the third coming of qadri with topping of dissolution of KPK assembly..draw your own conclusion..nice and juicy.

Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 11:53am

Well done Rangers. Now ISI please handover the suspects of Imran Farooq'murder case to scotland yard as well.

Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 11:54am

@Shahmeer Political Party? Or Armed Gangsters and Convicted Criminals like Faisal Mota?

Amir Mar 11, 2015 11:55am

I am a mahajir and I do not support mqm any more as it has not evolved itself rather has become a nuisance and a misrepresentative of the common man.

captainkhalid2003@yahoo.com Mar 11, 2015 11:56am

well done Rangers.

Tim Mar 11, 2015 11:57am

@Karachi WaLa Do you know how long rangers have been in Karachi for and there has been no peace. Also look at the state of the country, who will deal with that mess created by PML N subsidiary and they are PM House....very unfair

captainkhalid Mar 11, 2015 11:58am

General Raheel Shereef ZindaBad.

Intakhab Mar 11, 2015 11:58am

@Khan I
This is not to crush Urdu speaking. It is to save them from the "master" who have make them his slaves. Wake up and support the good policies of General Sharif.

not surprised Mar 11, 2015 11:58am

you beauty!!..proud of you rangers!

Adventurer Mar 11, 2015 12:00pm

@KRana

Muhajirs turn for another exodus - but where?

M.Salim Mar 11, 2015 12:02pm

Speaking to media, MQM leader Faisal Subzwari admitted that weapons were seized during the raid, but said that they were all licensed and were being kept for security in view of the threats being received from “the Taliban and other extremist elements”.

Can Mr. Subzwari explain why there were silincer fitted weapons?

Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 12:02pm

In the third picture above, does anyone know whose flags were stocked at MQM headquarters? The ones with Green stripes and white+yellow background?

Abdullah Pakistan Mar 11, 2015 12:03pm

Why no raid ON AL_ASIF SQUARE and other such areas/goths in Karachi?? ALL ANGELS LIVE THERE ? OR is it a paradise on earth ?

Merchant Mar 11, 2015 12:03pm

It is now very clear that MQM led by Altaf Hussain is the leading political party destroying Karachi. They are the number one violent and heavily armed party, having stolen amunitions from NATO containers.

Samad Chaudhry Mar 11, 2015 12:05pm

A timely action in fact over due!

Dark Angel Mar 11, 2015 12:06pm

Weapons of Mass Instructions - Courtesy - Sabswari !!

khanman Mar 11, 2015 12:07pm

MQM is not the owner of karachi, if rangers raided why they are resisting and later on putting karachi on fire and strike, rule of law dont apply to them or what, did altaf hussain blocked london when his house was raided, when they talk about countrys progress and patriotism then i dont get that the dont follow lawas here and in england they do.double standards

Merchant Mar 11, 2015 12:08pm

@Ameer Paul I am Urdu speaking Karachiite whose parent migrated from Delhi. I wholeheartedly support action against the MQM which has destroyed Karachi and killed thousands of Karachiites in cold blooded target killings.

Muhammad Mar 11, 2015 12:08pm

That's brilliant! Ammunition seized was stolen from NATO containers :D.......Pak army....kindly hang these --------- (fill in the blank)

Samad Chaudhry Mar 11, 2015 12:09pm

@Khan I What nonsense are you talking? All Pakistanis are Urdu speakers an not only Muhajirs from UP India. Punjab Muhajirs have sacrificed much more but they do not call themselves Muhajirs but just plain Pakistanis

ali Mar 11, 2015 12:10pm

Good Job! I expected same job to sindh police into next time.

abc Mar 11, 2015 12:10pm

@Nizamuddin Ahmad Aali , why?? do army explain, when do action against TTP.

Hussain Mar 11, 2015 12:10pm

@Khan I : MQM do not represent Urdu speaking community. They would have not killed Hakim Saeed and hundreds of Urdu speaking labourers in Baldia Town Factory. Urdu speaking community hates these criminals who have defamed them.

Raza Mar 11, 2015 12:10pm

@James excellent comment...it high time that this VIP racism should stop

not surprised Mar 11, 2015 12:11pm

@Zulqarnain you really want to pull the finger.

Raza Mar 11, 2015 12:12pm

@SM ZAKI grow up n think of pakistan rather than your petty communal interest...my father migrated from UP India and I am proud of it..also I endorse the ranger raid today as the mafia has made karachi hostage

Syed Mar 11, 2015 12:13pm

@Syed U are very true ! this action is only for urdu speaking, they want to crust all urdu speaking from pakistan. They want them to migrate again to India because from veryfirst day they do not accept us

Anwar Mar 11, 2015 12:14pm

Rangers are now moving in right direction though a nationwide operation against all political parties is required. Almost every political party/ religious party took the help of such elements this has been a subcontinent tradition.

Aamer Mar 11, 2015 12:14pm

Well done Rangers. Bring these murderers and their leaders to justice.

Ammar Mar 11, 2015 12:15pm

waiting for the time when Bilawal House, Raiwand Mehal, Lal Masjid etc gets rampaged in similar passion.

Muhammad Shoaib Mar 11, 2015 12:18pm

Pak Army, we support you and your action against any group armed with weapons.

M.M.Sherazi Mar 11, 2015 12:19pm

Well done Rangers, we appreciate this action, this should have been conducted much earlier, the proclaimers of terrorism are in fact source of infesting the terrorism in Karachi.....Bravo Rangers...

Shahram Mar 11, 2015 12:20pm

Curious: are civilians allowed to hold licences for assault rifles? #MQM says all confiscated weaponry licenced..

S.Khan Mar 11, 2015 12:21pm

Pakistan Zindabad !!

Pakistani , Mar 11, 2015 12:22pm

This news is like, music to my ears now I feel,The Pakistan Rangers means business in this unfortunate city, this Raid will send a very strong and clear Message to all turf mafias, camouflaged as Political parties, that criminals and Killers wherever they may be are are now to be nabbed and eliminated. Pakistan Zindabad.

Danish Ali Mar 11, 2015 12:23pm

As long as it is not affiliated with current political scenario its welcoming... however rangers should also target all parties irrespective of their political belonging sepecially areas like Korangi, Nazimabad, banaras, Sohrab Goth all famous for their day to day killings why rangers are not taking action in these areas.... why they are no go area for karchities

Jaan Bhittani Mar 11, 2015 12:24pm

Shabaash Rangers ,,, Now what MQM will say about the arrested criminals and weapons.???

Paki Mar 11, 2015 12:26pm

Why MQM workers burning the bus and rickshaw ? Why they didn't do the same in London when Scotland Yard raided Altaf Hussain's home and arrested him. Why there was no protest in London and why schools, universities and London city was not shutdown by MQM ? Why there was no firing by 'Na-Maloom Afrad' that time ?

tJ Mar 11, 2015 12:26pm

MQM is itself Rebel towards its own people Muhajir, Muslims as a whole, and Pakistan in a nutshell.

Mr. Notorious Mar 11, 2015 12:30pm

The question arises whether the ammunation are licensed or not. If they are licensed ! How come Colonel said that they have been stolen from NATO and what the proof behind that.

2nd thing is that there are many other forces except for MQM in Karachi which are worsening karachi situation such as Ahle Sunnat wal Jamat (Ex sipah sahaba) and PPP (extortion wings). Why not Rangers are taken these banned organizations in their loop.

Umar Mar 11, 2015 12:31pm

Wow, I can't believe my eyes. Suddenly someone in the LEA's realizing what a menace they have nurtured since the 80s. Time to cleanse the country of such outfits. Bravo!

Sameer Khan Mar 11, 2015 12:33pm

@KRana They do use, if civilians are in terrorists activities.

Syed Mar 11, 2015 12:33pm

Please take a look at the picture of weapons and decide if they are meant for the US forces in Afghanistan. US forces are not issued the pictured weaponry. Secondly, all political party offices must be raided in a deweaponization drive not only one party's central offices, in order to add more uniformity to the operations.

Sameer Khan Mar 11, 2015 12:34pm

@Viking Star wow, you are great.

amin Mar 11, 2015 12:35pm

That is exactly what Imran khan said about karachi that Parties like MQM privately have militant wings that are kept for protection but under the table they also do their own dirty deeds now and then.

in your face Mar 11, 2015 12:36pm

People have to defend themselves when the security services cannot defend them. But, apparently muhajirs should not defend themselves from Talibans and others thugs of karachi and should keep on dying. Tyranny cannot last for ever. It has for 60 years. Pakistan needs more provinces or it should seize to exist.

ahmed shaikh Mar 11, 2015 12:37pm

Credit goes to armed forces and the PML govt....PPP should learn before people leave them.

Khan Mar 11, 2015 12:37pm

Awesomeeeeeeeee!!!!

nizam Mar 11, 2015 12:40pm

Rangers FC ZINDABAD LOVE YOU KEEP IT UP

SiasiTv Mar 11, 2015 12:43pm

Great Work Rangers

Ghazanfar Mar 11, 2015 12:48pm

@Asim These guys are no more in Pakistan and their handover is being negotiated with Afghanistan.

A wrongdoing can't be justified as an example of another wrongdoing. If TTP is doing terrorism, can somebody else do similar things by claiming that I am doing this because TTP is doing??? First catch them then I'll surrender.

Does this make sense?

Shabash. Mar 11, 2015 12:48pm

This was done on the orders of Prime Minister as a result of recent high-level meeting in Karachi also attended by Zardari. MQM also attended. Such operations should continue till Karachi is clean. Let us see what our great PM has to say. By now PM House should have issued a press note.The people of Karachi fully support this action barring couple of Bharati trolls.

Syed Ahmed, Canada Mar 11, 2015 12:50pm

Well done Rangers. The SC findings were that all major political parties has militant wings. Lets see rangers or the Army raiding the PPP, ANP, JUI(F), JI, PTI and PML(N) setup in the country.

Kanwarch Mar 11, 2015 12:51pm

Here we go again. So called democratic forces will start to torch their own City to protest arrest of criminals. PPP and PMLN governments will get in action to save the innocent criminals and all the illegal arms and convicted criminals will be released in due course after hard political bargaining. Poor citizens will continue to be killed and democracy will be guarded by politicians and Raza Rabbani and show will go on. God help us all

Fahad Zafar Mar 11, 2015 12:51pm
  • Altaf Hussain resigns as Chief of MQM and Rabita Committee appoints Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf as new Chief of MQM.

  • Imran Khan congratulates Pervez Musharraf on assuming the command of MQM.

Xuhair Qizilbash Mar 11, 2015 12:53pm

Well Done Rangers..... No body should be above the Law.... However, I would appreciate if same action is taken against other organizations harbouring criminals and terrorists.

lyalpur city Mar 11, 2015 12:55pm

Weldone. Good Job By Ranger.keep it up to clean the Karachi

Pakistani by Heart Mar 11, 2015 12:56pm

I fully support Rangers in this regard.

KHAN Mar 11, 2015 12:56pm

The Brave Heart RANGERS !!!! Bhai will resign again. FS , for your kind information those weapons which Rangers confiscated no one can get the licence..... For AK 47/ other weapons Central govt issue a permit not licence !!!!!

waseem haider Mar 11, 2015 12:56pm

Proud of u Rangers..Great work

joe Mar 11, 2015 01:03pm

All weapons and ammunition recovered MUST be licensed.I am sure MQM would have been told of this impending RAID. I believe there is a locality called Liyari or something like that.That I believe is the hub of problem.. Show GUTS and clear it..

Ghani K Mar 11, 2015 01:06pm

MQM 's favourite ministry is ministry of ports. They have been stealing weapons from NATO containers for years. Look at the pictures, all sort of attack weapons. NineZero has been turned into a fortress, no one dares to enter without permission of MQM goons. For 5 years especially under Zardari's rule MQM was given Carte Blanche to carry out all sort of unlawful activities.Finally, Rangers had to step in to control the situation.

joe Mar 11, 2015 01:07pm

@Muhammad iqbal Why was Urdu made national language ? Why it was NOT one of the native languages of Punjab, Baloch or Sindi. you imported the language and people both from India. Now keep them..Good luck.

Saeed Malik Mar 11, 2015 01:07pm

May Allah give more strength to General Raheel and our all forces to protect this country from all type of criminals. The time has come to clean our society. Please ask news media not to glorify criminals. Well done rangers. Most of our politician are opportunist . We should keep an eye on them.

Ghalib Mar 11, 2015 01:08pm

These kind of operations will only make MQM stronger in the next eletions

Pakistani Citizen Mar 11, 2015 01:12pm

Almost died laughing on Farooq Sattar's compliant disappointment. The whole Karachi is now shut down. Well done Rangers, we are behind your back. Btw I am also a so called Urdu Speaking Mohajir so stop ethnic hate and live as a Pakistani or leave Pakistan.

Aaqil Mar 11, 2015 01:12pm

@Kaleem Bravo....bravo.....bravo. At least so far.

NK Mar 11, 2015 01:14pm

About time!!

Aaqil Mar 11, 2015 01:20pm

@ebrahim Only pointing of guns to close the shops and markets is really peaceful !!! Torching of vehicles is also considered a minor deviation from the rules of "peaceful protest" !!!

Abdul Wasay Mar 11, 2015 01:20pm

Once Upon a Time there was a country called Pakistan....Bangladesh was it's eastern wing. Then some generals took wrong decisions... Today "death" seems to be the solution of all problems to us again.

Akhtar Mar 11, 2015 01:25pm

Well done. Law and order has to be promoted. The Rangers are doing what the police should of done a long time ago. Criminals and thugs should not be roaming the streets terrorising ordinary citizens. Congratulations to Rangers.

Napier Mole Mar 11, 2015 01:26pm

This is no defence of MQM but it looks surreal to see hooded rangers in the picture. You would associated hoods with bandits - not with law enforcing agencies. If criminals were recovered from 90, good but rangers and even army lost so much credibility after the 92 operation that one takes a cynical view of all such actions. The cynicism is compounded when you know that almost none of the rangers would be a local from Karachi. No wonder MQM, for all its faults and detractors, continues to find a cause with a a majority of Karachiites.

Parvez Mar 11, 2015 01:31pm

To balance the scales.......the same type of action should be taken against the known madrassas around Karachi that propagate violence and religious extremism.

Akil Akhtar Mar 11, 2015 01:39pm

@Muhammad iqbal Shame on you for spreading lies and hatred.....Mohajirs are the most affluent people in Pakistan and they hold more senior positions in bureaucracy and private corporate than any other group in Pakistan

hrk Mar 11, 2015 01:45pm

Well done Pakistan rangers! Now the world can see who is keeping Karachi hostage.

Javed Mar 11, 2015 01:45pm

Ammunition is stolen from NATO containers.. NATO doesn't use such pathetic weapons. These are single shot rifles.

Naxalite Mar 11, 2015 01:45pm

Am i the only one planning to visit Karachi soon after it gets cleaned?

Khan I.A Mar 11, 2015 01:46pm

A repeat of Army action against MQM for not helping PML/N, I can see lots of blood on Karachi streets and at the end NATO forces in Karachi. An independent country Punjab ,a dream of Nawaz Sharif.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Mar 11, 2015 01:47pm

Shooting an innocent young protestor point blank in the head shows the amount of hatret rangers have for Karachites and urdu speaking people.

No raids on Sorabh goat, pahelwan goat, katti pahari, metroville, shereen jinnah colony, kimari instead raiding peaceful areas where there is almost no crime. What else shows biases and hatret.

neutral Mar 11, 2015 01:47pm

What happened today should have been happened a decade or two before. This hostage city could more peaceful without terrorist political parties.

kind-hearted Mar 11, 2015 01:50pm

hopefully the end of MQM

rehan Mar 11, 2015 01:51pm

Good job by Rangers . MQM has been a nuisance for a long time and it's about time it was dealt with an iron hand.

AAA Mar 11, 2015 01:52pm

Good job, guys.

Saad Mar 11, 2015 01:53pm

Gather them all and do a artillery strike!

MJK Mar 11, 2015 01:56pm

All those modern weapons , check the serial numbers . It will show that Guns were stolen from NATO containers . It happened when Babar Ghauri was minister of ports.

o Mar 11, 2015 02:02pm

Keep up the good work rangers

mohammad Mar 11, 2015 02:04pm

Wow 15 guns or so, really? Almost everyone in pakistan carries guns

M Jan Mar 11, 2015 02:06pm

This should have taken place long time back. Late but well done RANGERS. Wipe out all the criminals.

blunt Mar 11, 2015 02:09pm

@Ghani K : A fortress of 120 sq. yards. Really???

khanm Mar 11, 2015 02:09pm

After reading all those comments i am amazed and shocked what kind of society we have become... there must be a protocol and procedure to carry out the raid. no one should be allowed to be the judge, the hurry or the executioner... beside without knowing the facts why we tend to draw the conclusion... there has to be inquiry to find the facts subjectively and objectively... laws taken in hand by the police, rangers, army, or any other institution is leading to path of anarchy and that is dangerous and dexterous...i do strongly believe that the guilty one should be punished ...

COMMON PAKISTANI Mar 11, 2015 02:13pm

The worst is yet to come. This is only 90. The rest is to follow. Be very careful what you wish for, because this can come way back to you. PPP and other parties are the rest. No political entity controls Pakistan only one entity controls Pakistan who is 95 % free from corruption and extortion. Puppets and muppets your days are numbered.

ahmed Mar 11, 2015 02:13pm

Perfect job by rangers god bless them and pray for Karachi back to normal as before MQM 30 years back

Khan Mar 11, 2015 02:13pm

Good work... put an end to these MQM thugs that have destroyed Karachi... Bettwe late than never... Bravo Rangers

knn Mar 11, 2015 02:14pm

Good Job Rangers.259 Innocent lives taken by MQM in Baldia factory fire also needs justice.

Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 02:15pm

As a Karachite, fully support the Rangers. Thank you Altaf bhai, but we have had ENOUGH of:

1) Target Killings 2) Bhatta Mafia 3) Shutter Down Strikes 4) Living under your constant threats

Please arrest the cultprits and bring them infront of judges who can not be indimidated by the MQM.

blunt Mar 11, 2015 02:15pm

@Fawad : How do you know that the weapons were stolen from NATO containers. Because Rangers TOLD U. and how did the rangers know these are stolen from NATO containers? because, NATO told them???

NATO has earlier denied any reports of stolen weapons and containers in Pakistan.

Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 02:17pm

@Karachiwala

We never had target killings, ethnic massacres, bhatta (being sent to London), shutter down strikes etc before the MQM and their Indian trained terrorists came on the scene.

I am a Karachiwala also and I am sick of the MQM - no one will invest here until the MQM get rid of their nafia like tactics

Einstein Babar Mar 11, 2015 02:21pm

MQM is not in KPK, Balochistan, who is responsible for the situation there. another attempt from Sindhi Punjabi Mafia to snatch the land from deserving people like they did in 1992. MQM will come out of these crisis once again Inn Shaa Allah

Iqbal Mar 11, 2015 02:23pm

So why is Lal Masjid not rampaged in a similar fashion. A place where SSGs died and whose leader shows open support to Daesh? Not to mention refuses to call APS kids martyrs.

Why is Army only working against MQM? I think some know why but are too scared to say it.

M Jan Mar 11, 2015 02:24pm

US Embassy denies weapons were stolen from NATO containers. If that was true, then did NATO supply these weapons legally to MQM along with the licences, considering MQM as its ally to fight terrorists! That meant those Karachites were considered terrorists who did not submit to MQM!!

Mohammed Mar 11, 2015 02:25pm

If those weapons are really US/NATO weapons (and I see a gun that could be the FAMAS) then the Americans will have serial numbers of all the weapons that went missing when MQM's Babar Ghauri was shipping and ports minister. If they have stolen NATO weapons, the Americans should be pushed to declare the MQM a terrorist organization and ask for an extradition of Babar Ghauri and Altaf Hussain.

SMI Mar 11, 2015 02:26pm

It should not be political victimization ! Appreciate rangers action but would like to see the same with other political parties it is well known that major parties such as PPP, PMLN including other have bad wings all need to handle with the same level

Haque Parast Mar 11, 2015 02:27pm

The biggest joke is that Rangers found stuff that was never gone missing!! If the containers were really missing then why did rangers apologized in court and withdrew the case? NATO and USA confirmed that nothing was ever missing. Shame !

Shabir Mar 11, 2015 02:28pm

Well done Rangers

Abdul Mutakabbar Mar 11, 2015 02:29pm

@Pakistani Absolutely correct. No one should be above the law, whether a Karachiwala or LahoreWala or Larkanawala... or GHQwala!!!

Haque Parast Mar 11, 2015 02:29pm

Rangers killed an innocent by standers and people are praising them!! I am speechless.

sultan Mar 11, 2015 02:30pm

this the best time for ranger to clean city without any fear donot care who ever is the criminal

Haque Parast Mar 11, 2015 02:30pm

Rangers brought the weapons wrapped in blankets, and people of Azizabad saw it with their own eyes.

Mercy Mar 11, 2015 02:32pm

It is a prejudice against MQM and the Muhajir in whole. Let them fight against such a discriminatory action.

Ajamil Mar 11, 2015 02:33pm

DG Ranger have done a good job

Talha Mar 11, 2015 02:33pm

If an operation has to take, then it should be even against other parties such as PPP's Bilawal house (a forte), ANP offices, JSQM and many other extremist. Let the law be equally implemented for everyone.

Iqbal Mar 11, 2015 02:35pm

@Shahram Forbidden bores can be licensed yes if you have the legal permit. How else do you think are guards armed with pump actions and Kalashnikovs. Furthermore, every party has a quota.

Ajamil Mar 11, 2015 02:35pm

You have missed Bani Gal Mehal of Imran Khan

Viking Star Mar 11, 2015 02:36pm

@Aamir Amjad I am "so called" urdu speaking, my parents migrated from India and i hate to call myself Muhajir - coz I AM a Pakistani. Many of my close family members are proud servicepersons of armed forces and civil services. My message to all so called urdu speaking: Learn to integrate with people of your country and "work hard" to make your presence felt. DO NOT live in ethnic shell and STOP expecting easy money.

Atif Latif Mar 11, 2015 02:37pm

I would just like to know why would NATO troops be using, 12 bore ,single shot rifles.....heheh seriously!!!

thinker Mar 11, 2015 02:37pm

I do not understand why all rangers have hidden their faces? I am feeling so sad that rangers killed an inocent party worker without any prove of his criminal activity.

waqas Mar 11, 2015 02:38pm

@RC yar whatever might be the reason the important part is that murderers were arrested there, one of them was convicted in wali baber murder case

umer salahuddin Mar 11, 2015 02:40pm

Can MQM explain why such criminals have always some link to MQM. Since the inception of MQM people of Pakistan start hearing Bhatta word. What arms are doing in a political party head quarters and why MQM protest on arrest of the criminals.

saad s Mar 11, 2015 02:41pm

@Muhammad iqbal as if they will allow terrorist organisation to come on their land. terrorist will not have any place in the world.

Masood Ali Khan Mar 11, 2015 02:43pm

This is all about the power game. The main stack holders don't want peace and development in Pakistan generally and particularly in Karachi. They want all of us to engage is such entertainment news. In fact the one who has more power here in Pakistan is more corrupt. No system exists for check and balance and same is true in this case as well.

Haider Rehman Mar 11, 2015 02:44pm

Rangers has done it with strong evidence. Well done!

Haider Rehman Mar 11, 2015 02:46pm

@Khan I
Bhai I am also Urdu speaking and Kashmiri. Stop this division on basis of language.

Taimoor Khan Mar 11, 2015 02:47pm

About time. Any so called "political" party who got armed wings must be treated as terrorist organization, period.

Aramis Mar 11, 2015 02:48pm

Long live our Pakistan Rangers and Pakistan Army..Pakistan Zindabad

Paki Mar 11, 2015 02:49pm

@Sab Se Pehle Pakistan I am surprised to read your biased comments. I think you are not watching the news or reading the news paper. Rangers is conducting operations across whole Karachi almost on daily basis. There were encounters as well with criminals in recent months in Liyari, Monghopir, Sohrab Goth, Korangi, Kati Pahari, Al Asif Square etc. We Karahiets should fully support Rangers operation against all criminals so that they can continue with full strength and without any pressure. Criminals should be punished according to law no matter which area or party he belongs.

apoorva Mar 11, 2015 02:52pm

Sheer force on hapless political activist. PAKISTAN has to give equal rights to Muhajirs,Sindhis and Balochis....period.Punjabis should stop poking their noses every where SHRADDHANJALI to the departed soul from and Indian brother

nadeem Mar 11, 2015 02:53pm

Nyce work but to late ,hang these guys on ayesha manzil then they will learn the lesson, good job guys proud of you

IMRAN ALI Mar 11, 2015 02:55pm

4 wars lost to their credit..Punjabi forces once again in action raiding 90,it was done in 1992 also,but they can not stop the love for MQM and Altaf Hussain,but the same forces are afraid to raid Lyari and and Punjabi militants hideout .THEY tried to suppress the Voice of BENGALI and Baloch ...once again arms from containers ,the ex D.G.Raner could not proved it in S.C.....back in 1973 Russian arms were discovered from (NAP) now ANP office in Baluchistan ...common people these arms recovery are fabricated..why no ploitical party head offices are raided.This shows the hatred against urdu speaking

AzfarQureshi Mar 11, 2015 02:55pm

@Bari Just to make it clear, Weapons have a serial number, which are used to identify exactly, who what where & when these were issued.

Uncle Frank. Mar 11, 2015 03:02pm

I spy with my little eye- suppressed and scoped MP5s, which could in no way be standard issue licensed weapons meant for bodyguards and all, but are in fact (trying not to sound too diabolical) ideal for sneaky target killing/assassinations. With those soviet AKs, RPD machine guns and bolt action sniper rifles being declared as licensed, I assume we could all soon hear security forces stumbling upon a cache of licensed APCs, MBTs and jet fighters as well, they may throw in a couple of nukes under licensed weapons category, well, just to prove how law abiding people can be. who knows eh!

Abdullah Pakistan Mar 11, 2015 03:02pm

And what do people think that other political parties and INNOCENT children? I bet every political party esp. PML-N and PPP have the biggest militant wings/gundas/ammunition with them.

Please do something about it.

Another thing is that whenever these Nawaz brothers came in to power, they always do their POLITICS around Karachi, and creating chaos. They have not learned anything and still have the same mind sets.

PEOPLE should understand and realize the reality now.

Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 03:04pm

Stop issuing strike calls MQM and let us LIVE.

We are sick of your goons and thuggish behavious.

Hardstone Mar 11, 2015 03:05pm

@Khan I This operation is not against Urdu speaking or any Punjabi this operation was against terrorists. Terrorist is terrorist who ever he is or what every shape he's. some people are doing on the name of Islam and some ethnics and some are sectarian so we need to back up our all security departments for justice courts are there and most important we need to use our vote for write person and party who don't compromise on any thing FIRST PAKISTAN then any thing else.

lovekarachi Mar 11, 2015 03:07pm

only karachites know the truth......stop explaining and start enjoying

saad s Mar 11, 2015 03:15pm

@apoorva why dont u take this hapless political activist to your land.stop poking your nose. this is out internal issue and we are all united to resolve it. this biased divisions and hatred is your seed that u try to cultivate on this land time to time. shame

Ismat Mar 11, 2015 03:16pm

@James Well said James

Dilawar Khan Mar 11, 2015 03:17pm

another failed attempt for PTI pavement..............

Khalil Mar 11, 2015 03:18pm

Let the cat be out of the bag. There is many a slip between the cup and the lip. Terrorism found anywhere must be countered. May Allah shower the blessing of peace to our dear motherland! Aameen! May Justice prevail over our country! Aameen!

Ismat Mar 11, 2015 03:18pm
  1. MQM 2.PPP 3.PML(N) Go after them please
Azmeen Mar 11, 2015 03:24pm

This is good opportunity for MQM to get rid of bad elements from this party if they are serious in politics.

Imtiaz Mar 11, 2015 03:24pm

@Muhammad iqbal There is a critical need to understand and 'see' that MQM and Urdu speaking people are not synonyms. The former has hijacked the community, alienated them from rest of the nation, obstructed their integration; and all this for narrow political and power gains for few.

Dr Abdul Waheed Mar 11, 2015 03:25pm

The action of Rangers and para military forces is Karachi is only to save the under privileged section of society specially of Karachi from the extortionist. Political figure must support the forces raid on the militant wing of the political party and the same must be carried out against the all other militant wing of the other parties.

Imdad Bozdar Mar 11, 2015 03:29pm

Today's action by Rangers against criminals is a laudable. The same act against all criminals must be carried out with out any discrimination. Pakistan Army, Rangers Zinda Abad.

True Karachi Mar 11, 2015 03:30pm

After reading all comments, it looks people of Karachi don't want MQM any more.

MQM should correct the problem inside the party before too late

Waheed Awan Mar 11, 2015 03:33pm

We strongly support the efforts of Sindh Ranger who is making efforts to convert the city of Quaid as a peaceful city. We request the Ranger Authorities to bring all the criminals in the court of law irrespective their party affiliations. No compromise may be made on the law and order situation.

Umer Soomro Mar 11, 2015 03:33pm

If Rangers and other armed forces may be given free hand, then the down trodden people of the karachi can take the sigh of relief . Today's Rangers action could prove the who are the behind of criminal activities of the Karachi city.

Kadir Khan Mar 11, 2015 03:35pm

This raid is part of the deal set for Senate election between establishment & MQM. I am sure Gov Sindh, CM and MQM already has the information before hand about rangers operation at 90. Killing of Shah is clearly an inside job by MQM to blame law enforcement agencies just to prove their innocence.

ISI Mar 11, 2015 03:36pm

60% of urdu speaking/muhajir population lives in Punjab, and not even 0.1% of them support MQM. of the 12-14 million living in Karachi n Hyd, they only have the support of less then 20%. Coercion is working no more. Sorry MQM, GAME OVER!!

Lone Ranger Mar 11, 2015 03:36pm

The security situation had worsened since the arrival of Rangers in Karachi. There are a lot of people in their ranks who are involved in lots of wrong doings - but are untouchable.

MQM is a product of constant oppression, suppression and denial of due rights by the people of other provinces ruling this part of Pakistan. People were left with no option but to seek shelter under the new organisation promising to fight all the injustice. They did succeed - to a great extent.

Then the enemies of Karachi (where people from all over Pakistan keep pouring in to earn a better living than their origins) started an operation using the state elements to silence the masses. Lot of innocent voices were silenced while few culprits were taken to task.

I have lived in the area where the rangers HQ in Karachi is and am aware of what goes around. No accountability of Rangers personnel has given them all the freedom to act as they desire - no questions asked.

The recent airing by TV channels of various atrocities committed by Rangers never reached to conviction and sentencing level. Instead a lot of efforts were being made to cover up those crimes.

I am not a supporter of any party - including MQM, but those commending Rangers should ask themselves what did this force do when they went to clean Lyari of gangsters. Now 17 year old are running those gangs and residents are totally helpless.

Rangers should complete one task fully before taking up another one.

I strongly believe that this raid is nothing short of politically motivated. If the killer of Wali Babar was hiding there, he could have been arrested without ransacking the whole premises.

No political party is without a terrorist wing. But no serious action has been taken against anyone other than MQM.

I hope DAWN publishes this...

IK Mar 11, 2015 03:42pm

@saeed Dont sound like sooooo inocent..... you Rangers are right in doing the raid...its time to fix our problems enough is enough.

Shahid Mar 11, 2015 03:42pm

Altaf says ammunition does not belong to MQM, but all other leaders of MQM say yes weapons belong to us but are kept for security.

Zain Mar 11, 2015 03:43pm

I want Karachi to be run by Karachiites, bring back the Capital as all will be okay afterwards. Rangers and police are the worst criminals, they have let lose and protected so many hard criminals, Raymon Davies, state's most wanted criminal who won't be punished namely Dr Shakil Afridi, Qadri the terrorist of Salman Taseer.

Saima Mar 11, 2015 03:45pm

They should catch Baber Ghouri and ask, where are rest of the weapons stolen from Nato containers. They have tons of them and not only those found at 90.

Zain Mar 11, 2015 03:45pm

@lovekarachi I live in Karachi and there has been more development work done during the MQM and Musharraf era and law and order was very good too.

shafeeq Mar 11, 2015 03:47pm

Perfect decision and action taken by Rangers. go ahead please rangers

sanjeev Mar 11, 2015 03:53pm

Why close school?

Muhammad Mar 11, 2015 03:54pm

Urdu is our national language, and we are all Urdu speaking, we have our national anthem in Urdu, my basic document CNIC is in Urdu, then why someone in the name of Altaf Hussain keep trying himself different from other Pakistanis. Why he continue using Urdu as a vehicle to carry on his personal politics. Altaf Hussain, we are all Urdu speaking, all Pakistanis are Urdu speaking, our national language is Urdu, so stop misusing Urdu, please!!!!!

Gerry dcunha Mar 11, 2015 03:55pm

Our childhood Karachi from 1948 to 1979 was a peaceful and fearless place, both minorities and Muslims were living like good citizens, zizul haq has tarnished the whole country especially Karachi for creating a third force mqm

Rizwan Kamal Mar 11, 2015 03:56pm

Old tactics...same 90s politics...this racism and sheer discrimination. You find every fault in Muhajirs and MQM that it. Major crimes like kidnapping, bhata, target killing, robberies, car snatching all are done by others, not Muhajirs. Its a power politics, Punjabies are in army, ranger, police and they play their power games. Sorry day for the people of Karachi. I wonder if Hamid Mir had died in shooting in Karachi, they would have found his killers also from Nine Zero. Fortunately, or unfortunately he is alive and he know who shot him.

Shaheen Rumi Mar 11, 2015 03:57pm

excellent job performed by rangers....plz keep it on and made karachi ...the city of lights in true sense....

vNu Mar 11, 2015 03:58pm

Is MQM, the party of the people migrated from India during partition? Are they still not integrated to the society?! What are their grievances? Are they genuine? Why do they carry all these arms in the party office? Do other parties do so? And finally, how is the word terrorism defined in Pakistan?

Paki Mar 11, 2015 03:59pm

@Muhammad iqbal There was no such problem in Karachi until MQM comes in picture. All Pakistanis used to live with peace and love in Karachi no matter what language he/she speaks. This language or ethnic racism started by MQM and this is the only option for MQM to keep continuing their politics and take the advantages while making innocent people emotional fool.

adil Mar 11, 2015 03:59pm

Good job, Rangers. We support you. Act whoever violates law. Karachi have had enough ,,

Shakil Mar 11, 2015 04:00pm

@Haque Parast If NATO didnt report that means it was meant for MQM to get it!

Hasan Askari Mar 11, 2015 04:00pm

Most of the comments here are from Non-Urdu speakers or people disguised as Urdu speakers. I am from UP...lol.

We the real Urdu speakers will continue to support MQM because it is the most educated party and when its educated people speaks it connects. Sure its not perfect.

SO yes get this into your head and stop doing these dramas every 5 year. Let us live in peace and continue with your tribal and feudal ways..just mind your own business and stop hating others

Emad Mar 11, 2015 04:01pm

Delighted.

Shakil Mar 11, 2015 04:01pm

Good work, but please dont stop

Shafiq khan Mar 11, 2015 04:03pm

It is time the responsible for lawlessness and mahyam in Karachi was addressed. A thick blob of fat sitting out side the Pakistan jurisdiction c6an not be allowed to dictate the peace terms to the legitimate authorities in Pakistan. There are three different statements re.arms found in the property. Fat blob says, the Rangers planted them, the local party man says they are all licenced, the Senator source says that these areall there for protection. If these are for protection and licenced then somebody who gave the licenced must be held accountable for issuing a so many guns to protect one property. The fat blob says , it was a house of a political personality. Ow many guns are needed to protect one property ? Well done Rangers? Why it took you so long ?

saad Mar 11, 2015 04:03pm

about time

Abdulla Hussain Mar 11, 2015 04:09pm

"According to Rangers spoker person Colonel Tahir, ammunition stolen from Nato containers was also seized during the search operation at Nine Zero"

Its baffling, the arms shown in the picture claimed to be stolen from the NATO containers looks quite old & in most cases obsolete I wonder the American army is using such old arms in Afghanistan.

Yorgus Mar 11, 2015 04:18pm

I'm so happy today.

Yorgus Mar 11, 2015 04:19pm

@James 110% agreed

Amir Mar 11, 2015 04:20pm

Use all the force in the world in the world under the PM of Nawaz Sharif, I urge General Raheel Sharif, Major Gen Rizwan Khan and Bilal Akbar. Never before should any fire power ever have been unleashed that should be used now. Please use all the power in the world to put these towards the ocean.

Truth Mar 11, 2015 04:21pm

@James Party offices needs protection from terrorists like Taliban.

Yorgus Mar 11, 2015 04:21pm

@Khan I why would anyone want to crush urdu speaking. by the way every person besides his regional language also speak in urdu. so stop spreading hatred and start using your head for a change.

pakistani Mar 11, 2015 04:22pm

well done Rangers. Keep it up, Nation is proud on your work and selfless sacrifices in eliminating terrorists and terrorism from our beloved city.

David Mar 11, 2015 04:23pm

Ever since the Peshawar incident the authorities have gone after terrorist organizations hard, an open secret in Karachi has always been MQM's involvement in the drug and illegal arms trade "if the weapons belonged to MQM, they would not have been stored in Nine Zero" the words of the Altaf Bhai indicate his guile.

This raid was always going to happen, MQM's involvement in organized crime was always going to catch up with the organization.

We may be witnessing the complete dismantling of MQM once and for all, or Karachi might be in for a long drawn out siege. I hope, MQM gets dismantled, putting an end to organized crime once and for all and finally developing Karachi into the Dubai like oasis it was destined to become.

I applaud the actions taken by the Rangers but their operation has only just started. Many more to capture, many more to arrest, many more sector offcies to shut down once and for all.

pakistani Mar 11, 2015 04:23pm

@abdul manan it is not PMLn army but but Pakistan rangers serving for safeguarding Pakistan interests from treacherous elements within our society.

wqrsl Mar 11, 2015 04:24pm

Good show Pakistan Rangers, Criminals should be brought to justice!

Riaz Murtaza Mar 11, 2015 04:24pm

MQM is a Political party. In the interest of its followers and the country it has to proof it is a Peaceful Party.

Hussain Mar 11, 2015 04:27pm

Good one from the ranger, and these MQM terrorists deserve more brutal behavior then this. They are a group of killer and batha maafi. Ranger and Pak Army should clean them once for all.

Also other political wing of PPP, ANP etc should be arrested and hanged ASAP.

Sailay Mar 11, 2015 04:28pm

The Untouchables are touched.

Waqar malik Mar 11, 2015 04:28pm

Well done PAK RANGERS .. May Allah bless u all ... SALUTE for PAK ARMY and RANGERS..

Waqar admani Mar 11, 2015 04:30pm

Good JOB Rangers. Whole nation is sooo happy today.

Maqsood Mar 11, 2015 04:30pm

Nice day for Pakistani Nation, a good morning break fast for Pakistanis.

saad Mar 11, 2015 04:31pm

What!! Altaf says the weapons were planted by the rangers. Subzwari says the weapons were for security purposes used by MQM.

Isnt there a big contradiction here??

Muhammad Sarfaraz Mar 11, 2015 04:34pm

Rangers are being so clumsy and made themselves fools living in the paradise hello Bro, This is Pakistan not America.Weapons seized during the raid, were being kept for security in view of the threats being received from “the Taliban and other extremist elements”.As “After the Army Public School attack, even schools and colleges are now being asked to keep weapons for security. Every political party has goons in their nestling otherwise crows will not spare a single egg in the basket.

John Mar 11, 2015 04:34pm

Message for all those with faces covered with Black: will find you; you will be hanged by future Court system for ethnic cleansing. Shame on these terrorists Rangers. Maulana Aziz is still free? Killer of Tafseer will be getting Bail; Musharraf will be hanged soon. Shame on Pakistani military and rangers for ethnic cleansing, people of Karachi are watching, do not up the big giant, the people of Karachi.

Akil Akhtar Mar 11, 2015 04:35pm

@thinker They hide their faces in most countries so terrorists do not identify them and kill them one by one in revenge....

Ali Meghani Mar 11, 2015 04:36pm

Good Job Pak Army

Jogi BABA Mar 11, 2015 04:36pm

Either good or not , I don't know what is going on...... But one thing is crucial that all political parties should abide by and implement disarmament. so we can do real politics = service to the mankind.

FM Mar 11, 2015 04:36pm

Great!! someone had to take out water from their tes..... Uncle ALTAF..!!!!!!!

mukhtar Mar 11, 2015 04:37pm

foR god saKe rangers stop killing youth like waqas Ali shah

Abid Mar 11, 2015 04:39pm

So, MQM does not have killers, bhatta khors and money laundrers hiding in the party? Or does it?

Zubaida khan Mar 11, 2015 04:39pm

@Moosa you haveto start somewhere.

Iqbal Malik Mar 11, 2015 04:40pm

licensed weapons!!!!!. Licensed to whom? If it issued to individuals, what they were doing at 90? Put them all behind the bars and drop the keys in the ocean.

Saad Mar 11, 2015 04:42pm

Altaf Hussain is accusing Rangers for planting the ammunition while his party member Faisal Subzwari accepts that the ammunition indeed belongs to MQM. The fact that they are not on the same page proves the irregularities committed by MQM.

sab Mar 11, 2015 04:42pm

Decision time for MQM - do they want to be a political party or a mafia outfit.

Yasir Memon Mar 11, 2015 04:43pm

Well Done Pakistani Rangers to done a great job! (Y)

IMDAD ALI SHAH Mar 11, 2015 04:46pm

@Pakistani I think Jamiat Islami

Muhammad Sarfaraz Mar 11, 2015 04:51pm

Most of the comments here are from Non-Urdu speakers or people disguised as Urdu speakers.

We the real Urdu speakers will continue to support MQM because it is the most educated party and when its educated people speaks it connects. Sure its not perfect.

Naveed Mar 11, 2015 04:55pm

Shame on MQM. They aspo\ire to lead the country. They must be 100% law abiding.

lafanga Mar 11, 2015 04:55pm

Illegal guns, apparently stolen from NATO containers, found at 90 plus some of the wanted men for murder. I have no idea how MQM supporters can spin this. Admit it. MQM needs to drastically shed it's thuggish wing of the party or it's game over. Look at all the comments praising the rangers action.

Ikram Mar 11, 2015 04:55pm

Pak Army is now on right path.

farhad Mar 11, 2015 04:57pm

Waqas Ali Shah of MQM's death is regretted. May God rest his soul in peace ( Ameen ).

why cant we say its MQM who killed their own member named above ?...

if rangers put these amm in 90 why Hasan Abbas Rizvi said they were holding licensed arms and why in first place you are having such large cache of arms at your head quarter ?

and how did Altaf knew that rangers took arms under blanket ? is he a party leaders or watch-dog of 90 ?

pathetic, as usual, is Altaf... he is getting his own party members killed just for the sake of his onw personal glorification..

high time MQM leaders in Karachi should detach Altaf from MQM altogether in one go and get a better life, a peaceful life...

Rafay Mar 11, 2015 05:01pm

Finally, clean it once and for all

lubna Mar 11, 2015 05:01pm

now we know who stole nato containers

Humza Mar 11, 2015 05:02pm

Great job by Rangers who are finally bringing law and order back to Karachi. Don't let the city be controlled by goons with so many guns. Just look at the MQM weapons!

lubna Mar 11, 2015 05:03pm

killers hiding and living at nine zero---now we know killer of wali babar was under mqm protection

Common man Mar 11, 2015 05:10pm

MQM is considered them self above the Law. Now it is test for rangers how they contain these

FAQ Mar 11, 2015 05:11pm

Excellent! Although being a Muhajir myself, I think such the parties should be banned in complete!

Naveed Mar 11, 2015 05:13pm

MQM should get rid of the politics and mindset of 90s. They bring these operations upon themselves. i am hoping that the same operation be done Lahore

Atif Mar 11, 2015 05:16pm

Well-done Pak Rangers. This MQM have ruined our beloved Karachi.

W. Shaikh Mar 11, 2015 05:17pm

Citizen of Karachi have been victim of MQM and its leadership for almost three decades and it is the responsibility of the government to protect the lives and liberties of its citizen.I do hope this raid is real one and not a political ploy.

This mission should end up by a judicial investigation of MQM and its leadership. Anyone found guilty of crimes should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of law and be given exemplary punishment. It is important to root out all criminal gangs from Karachi and give the citizen a relief from this menace.

Let’s hope this is the beginning of the end of terrorism in Karachi.

Agha Asad Raza Mar 11, 2015 05:17pm

Good work, FINALLY!!

Saeedurrahman Mar 11, 2015 05:24pm

It is now very clear that the HEROS of our mother land is bring peace and stability into KARACHI and PAKISTAN.

Saeedurrahman Mar 11, 2015 05:25pm

WELL DONE.

Shamain Mar 11, 2015 05:25pm

@Viking star, proud of you mayyn. Someone here something negative about fatima jinnah. Be careful when u talk about her. I warn you.

Proust Mar 11, 2015 05:29pm

Clever tactics by MQM to brush aside the real issue but they cannot hide the truth anymore. We'll done rangers.

smj Mar 11, 2015 05:31pm

@Fahad Zafar = That is about the best comment . During Musharraf's rule MQM flourished.

Safdar Mar 11, 2015 05:34pm

Second picture is the picture of the decade for Karachiites. So many people have been harassed and manipulated by these very people . This should have happened a long time ago....

GKBaloch Mar 11, 2015 05:38pm

Waiting for statement from London.

Fawzia Mar 11, 2015 05:39pm

@Bari No, by the serial numbers

Fawzia Mar 11, 2015 05:40pm

@James I agree. If they need so much security they are definitely not liked by the people.

Hamdani Mar 11, 2015 05:42pm

Last time raids were conducted against MQM in 1992 and we won the World Cup.

Fawzia Mar 11, 2015 05:44pm

@Aamir Amjad Hear Hear!

Fawzia Mar 11, 2015 05:46pm

@Muhammad Imran Yousafzai It's the other way round. MQM must justify the ammunition and the criminals.

Sarfaraz Abbasi Mar 11, 2015 05:46pm

Clean Karachi of this party.

Pak-Patriot Mar 11, 2015 05:48pm

Altaf "Bhai" has lamented that all political parties have armed groups then why to single out MQM alone ? That means MQM Supremo accepts the existence of his party's armed group. Reply to him is simple. It needs to establish who started the setting-up of the armed group? It is only the fear that makes other parties to get armed for self defense. Timing will determine the actual culprit fit for appropriate action against.

Dawood Murtaza Mar 11, 2015 05:49pm

@Khan I

fight against whom? Ranger personnel, Sindh Government, Governor, Federal Government, President, COAS etc

I suggest you fight against who has taken the peace of this city over decades, you should fight against killers killing individuals every day, you should fight against people who has taken your will by force and most importantly you should not be part of terror reigning the city since 80s.

I born and raised in this beloved city and still has live memories of glorious past. I left this birth place of mine with very heavy heart in 1990, when I was 18 years old ( to get admission in university with peaceful atmosphere, and later immigrated to UK). Since then, I am waiting for clouds of terror to disappear and visit this city again. God Bless all and God bless this city

Moonshine Mar 11, 2015 05:50pm

@Ameer Paul : If you are a urdu speaking Indian muslim,then why are you calling yourself a Mohajir.Don't you know what does it mean or you are simply masquading as someone else. What greatness you find in this action against MQM which has been fighting fr the cause of migrant muslims against Punjabi domination in Pakistan. Seems you have no understanding of history of Mohajirs in Pakistan. Do not hide behind a false identity.

Sarfaraz Abbasi Mar 11, 2015 05:50pm

@Khan I Urdu-speakers - Urdu is spoken by all Sindhis, Punjabis, Baluchs, Pakhtoons, Siraiki even Afghans.

Syed Monis Ismail Mar 11, 2015 05:52pm

This is totally against Muhajirs. MQM is the only one party who represent all Urdu speaking, Panjabi, Balochi, Saraiki, Pakhtoon and Sindhi. Only we trust MQM who will safe Pakistan from 2 families who destroyed the image of Pakistan. Insha-Allah MQM will succeed and remain in public and others will be behind the bars soon.

Samia Mar 11, 2015 05:53pm

A big applause !!! Save lives save karachi!!

sohail Mar 11, 2015 05:54pm

After a long period (2003-2014) of cruelty, the operation is a light of hope for the depressed people of Karachi. Its our appeal to Govt. and forces please do not compromise with anyone destroying the peace our beautiful Pakistan.

lubna Mar 11, 2015 06:00pm

@Muhammad iqbal those who migrated were honest ,those who are currently in mqm are criminals they dont represent honest urdu speaking ,infact karachiites are hostage to this criminal gang and need to be freed by army

Shahid Akbar, USA Mar 11, 2015 06:04pm

Security is very important but common sense should prevail.

Khan, A.M Mar 11, 2015 06:08pm

Salute to Pakistan's PM and DG Rangers

ahmed Mar 11, 2015 06:10pm

@Pakistani , I doubt it , there were massacre before MQM

Nas Mar 11, 2015 06:10pm

They hopefully should face jutice, innocent blood for 20 years shoul not go unpunished like this

Khan, A.M Mar 11, 2015 06:15pm

I confirm my next vote for PML-N although I respect PTI.

Pakistani Mar 11, 2015 06:17pm

@Muhammad Sarfaraz

LOL

We are Pakistanis.

We are proud to be Pakistanis and and we are proud that the army is now arresting

MQM should give up its mafia tactics once and for all.

Lets see who Karachites vote for then!

Babar-Canada Mar 11, 2015 06:20pm

@Farhan MQM never destroyed Karachi...When Ayub Khan said that "Mohajiroon k liyay samander hai"...When Pashtooon Attacked Mohajir areas in Karachi b'koz Mohajir voted for Fatima Jinnah.....No one came to save Mohajirs.....

M. Siddique Mar 11, 2015 06:21pm

Altaf says weapons were planted by Rangers and Rizvi says weapons were properly registered and that weapons were for self defense. What is the truth?

Waqar Mar 11, 2015 06:22pm

There is nothing great about it,,,I am not saying they are innocent, my demand is to take similar actions against the culprits of all the political parties,,,don't pick and choose.

M. Siddique Mar 11, 2015 06:23pm

@Nizamuddin Ahmad Aali, Rangers don't have to explain the hiding of convicted criminals. They should face their punishment. MQM has lot of explaining to do.

Nagin Desai Mar 11, 2015 06:23pm

@prejudice at peak

Waht about parties who supported relegious extremst and terrorists in Punjab and security forces sufferred untold consequences and still continuing, are they patriots? Or they come from the same area as most security personnel are from, is that a consideration?

Waqar Mar 11, 2015 06:24pm

Rangers have destroyed the Karachi more than MQM,,,they do all sorts of legalized corruption and are the biggest land mafia,,,

M. Siddique Mar 11, 2015 06:25pm

@Khan I , Most Pakistanis speak Urdu. I guess you did not know?

Waqar Mar 11, 2015 06:26pm

O for God sake don't praise Rangers,,,they have been the biggest land mafia in Karachi for over a decade and now they have decided to go against MQM. Complete joke and doesn't make any sense.

M. Siddique Mar 11, 2015 06:26pm

@Karachiwala, MQM is criminal outfit.

M. Mushtaq Ahmed Mar 11, 2015 06:31pm

What's found there justifies worst fears everyone had. Follow up.

Qamar Aftab Mar 11, 2015 06:32pm

Good Job Rangers!

Ghaznavi Mar 11, 2015 06:32pm

Well done! The operation must continue and deal with all political party supported gangs. none should be spared.

Jimmy_USA Mar 11, 2015 06:33pm

If MQM is involved in extortion / bhatta, murders and all that then they could be taken to task.. But at the same time the bigger corocodiles like people sitting at Royal Palace of Raiwind and Bilawal house, they should be raided as well, with exact same brutality. And it will only be possible if Rangers are NOT biased.. which unfortunately is not the case.

sajid khan Mar 11, 2015 06:35pm

Well done !this operation is in the intrest of pakistan.

Goga Nalaik Mar 11, 2015 06:36pm

@lafanga game should be over this time. We need peace in Pakistan.

Salman Mar 11, 2015 06:36pm

At least now we know there is someone who will protect Pakistan and especially karachi at any cost.

Waqar Mar 11, 2015 06:36pm

People of Karachi will still vote for corrupt MQM, because no matter what they are the only hope for Urdu speaking civilians. Just try to understand the local psychology, don't impose the legalized thugs like Rangers on to the Karachi residents, Rangers are the opportunists and will only make the situation worse.

Patriotic pak Mar 11, 2015 06:43pm

@Khan I Shame on you for supporting the biggest terrorist organizatio. When will you realize that we should all work together to save pakistan, our true homeland.

homie Mar 11, 2015 06:46pm

@Ameer Paul he was not a waitor...I know him. He was managing his uncle restaurant and one of the only biggest catering in Karachi....

homie Mar 11, 2015 06:47pm

Bad taste.....people are sitting facing the wall...looks like most wanted. leave Karachi alone.....have some sense...no body likes any sort of forces in Karachi.

Cyrus Ho Mar 11, 2015 06:50pm

MQM being taken out to the woodshed.

Haider Shaikh Mar 11, 2015 06:51pm

Operation should be done across the board to bring back peace in khi. Hats off rangers!

roarwali Mar 11, 2015 06:54pm

So the weapons in nine zero do not belong to MQM. What a joke!

Dr. Faro Mar 11, 2015 06:57pm

Long overdue...someone should bell the cat

mrme Mar 11, 2015 06:59pm

now its time for raiwind and bilawal house!

atif Mar 11, 2015 07:03pm

@KRana ahan, so whats happening in kashmir; not only para military but military forces r used against kashmiris

AS Mar 11, 2015 07:04pm

Good work rangers.Hats off to u

atif Mar 11, 2015 07:05pm

altaf hussain says that weapons were brought by rangers; concealed in blankets. on the other hand, party leaders in karachi saying that weapons were licensed.

also, the statement of altaf hussain where he said that ppl with past criminal record should have gone somewhere else instead of coming to 90.

all this speaks of sinister things

Dr. Faro Mar 11, 2015 07:06pm

@Muhammad iqbal what is this rubbish about mohajirs being persecuted? I am an urdu speaking and I am a Pakistani. How can you think even about going to india?are u still a mohajir after 68 years

Muzzammil Sabir Mar 11, 2015 07:07pm

Interesting to note that Altaf denies that the weapons belonged to MQM whereas Faisal Subzwari said there were held to defend themselves!

Dr. Kausar Talat Mar 11, 2015 07:07pm

Good job Rangers, though only half the job done. Need to go all the way

waqas Mar 11, 2015 07:21pm

@abdul manan PMLN is doing a great job

sindh rangers zindabad

PakistaniAwam Mar 11, 2015 07:28pm

Well done Rangers. Keep up the good work and don't let these thugs run away

Imran Mar 11, 2015 07:54pm

This can happen only to MQM, no body can touch the Elite class

Rafiq Ali Mar 11, 2015 07:57pm

This high-handedness will cost my country dearly. Have we forgotten what happened in the past? It seems we learnt nothing from history.

shoukat sheikh Mar 11, 2015 08:00pm

finally

Nadeem Mar 11, 2015 08:00pm

Altaf says "Ammunition planted by rangers", Faisal Sabzwari says " we keep it for safety"..wow. Root out this party from Karachi.

Ghani K Mar 11, 2015 08:03pm

@blunt - It was a metaphor

Zahid Mar 11, 2015 08:11pm

May be that ammunition wasnt really stolen but was actually meant to be given to them by the NATO or the heads of it ;) Just a thought! Great move by the Rangers! Take it to the end without a delay, please!

m. a Mar 11, 2015 08:14pm

Sir, I believe that the police and the rangers are run like enemies , by a political party. The whole thing appears to be planted. Why? If this action was right, then the MQM should be declared the guilty and removed from politics.

Bahadur Mar 11, 2015 08:16pm

Today i say that pakistan is democratic country destory all evil from karachi throw them in dust bin or delete them in recycle bin

Aamir Mar 11, 2015 08:23pm

@Ahmad .....If Rangers can bring peace to the city they would have done that long time ago.....they were their for the last 25 years and just acting as a tool for political victimization....What Einstein has said years ago is totally true for rangers....expecting different results from repeating same procedures again and again is insanity

smj Mar 11, 2015 08:26pm

@Paki - Good point. In London police follows & enforces law of the land. Here in Karachi, MQM is the law, party has been getting away with coercion, extortion, kidnapping, murder under the rules of Musharraf & Zardari. May 2007 carnage when ex CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry was stopped at Karachi airport, all roads were blocked.This was done on behest of Musharraf. A favour for a favour.

NASR Mar 11, 2015 08:30pm

@shezad This mess will be very very difficult to clean. Only cleaning our conscience will clean this mess.

NASR Mar 11, 2015 08:35pm

@Ameer Paul Yes, missing arm cache in containers have been reported in the news when BG was at the helm of KPT affairs.

Omar Sadiq Mar 11, 2015 08:35pm

I am confused here.....Altaf says the weapons are not MQM's, whereas the committee members say the weapons are theirs and was kept in 90 for security purposes. Atleast, the MQM should have co-ordinated their 2 stories. lol hahahah

Shah Mar 11, 2015 08:38pm

@Khan I For heavens sake grow up! This is action against gangsters not Urdu speaking people!

NASR Mar 11, 2015 08:39pm

@Lone Ranger What? Do you really know under what circumstances MQM was born

nazarashmed ashrafi Mar 11, 2015 08:39pm

@James

G O Gujjar Gujjar Mar 11, 2015 08:45pm

It is high time that Altaf should return home to save Karachi and his group MQM/

Anwar Amjad Mar 11, 2015 08:48pm

Isn’t there contradiction? Altaf Hussain says that the weapons were brought by the rangers hidden in blankets but his aide Faisal Subzwari says that the weapons were all licensed and kept there for protection. There is something fishy! Let the courts decide who is guilty.

Jay R Mar 11, 2015 08:52pm

MQM is not alone in ruining Karachi. All parties involved.

I wish if I can be the person of influence in Karachi, I can make Karachi like Dubai in less than 5 years time.

We only need justice in the system, everything will be corrected. If justice not served appropriately, sorry, the country is not going to improve ever. mark my words.

mirza Mar 11, 2015 08:52pm

If all these reports about Faisal mota and illegal guns (which look like American/nato guns) are true then MQM deserves to be punished. How foolish can you be ?.

Danial Mar 11, 2015 08:57pm

Another reminder to those who hate MQM why mohajir speaking people feel like it's their only hope. No other political party has ever been targeted like this even when you've had PML-N, ANP, PPP, JI members openly attacking people or showing weapons. This happened right after the senate elections and was made to show MQM who the boss is. MQM didn't give its votes to PML instead had an agreement with PPP. Targeted operations are important against some MQM members as they are important against others yet only MQM is targeted. If you want to help MQM then take down altaf Hussain but no one dares do that.

Salman Mar 11, 2015 09:02pm

MQM is the only organization that is regularly threatened by extremists and are the only organization that has had its members of parliament murdered so they should have weapons and guards at their headquarters. this will only make MQM stronger and more militant. A reminder to mohajirs why they need MQM. Remove Altaf and we'll be stronger

AMK Mar 11, 2015 09:13pm

Let the forces do their work, if the MQM is innocent they must peacefully go to court and fight for their rights. The weapons recovered are stolen from NATO so how would they prove it to be legal or licensed? The Baldia town incident is showing the wrath of God..

Ahmer Mar 11, 2015 09:23pm

Why did we need this at a time when Zarb-e-Azb is still incolmplete? We should have stayed focussed on clearing FATA instead of opening another front. Those who think MQM will take it lying down do not understand it.

Shaheen Mar 11, 2015 09:32pm

good job is done by Pakistan Rangers. Welldone

imran Mar 11, 2015 09:34pm

Finally. And this thing about keeping weapons for safety. I mean, PLEASE!! Keeping a few 'licensed' weapons is one thing but the amount of weapons seized would be enough to invade a neighboring country.

imran Mar 11, 2015 09:36pm

@SM ZAKI Give me a break. Justifying your criminal activity by always playing the innocent victim does not work anymore. If you are involved in illegal activity then you need to be dealt with accordingly.

Asghar Mar 11, 2015 09:36pm

This says it all.

Altaf: Weapons planted by Rangers Haider Abbas Rizvi: All weapons licensed.

Faisal Mota and other criminals caught were also licensed (by MQM)

Make up your mind MQM.

Iqbal khan Mar 11, 2015 09:42pm

MQM is a pure political party and has a very clean history of tolerance and equality. It believes in non-violence which has demonstrated since its foundation by its great leader Altaf the great

Raja Islam Mar 11, 2015 09:44pm

@Aamir Really. No one liberated us from anyone. It was the local Sindhis who gave refuge to the REFUGEES who were thrown out of India.

Raja Islam Mar 11, 2015 09:50pm

@Positive Pakistani This is being done for quite a while now. Open your eyes and see what is going on.

Ammar Mar 11, 2015 09:56pm

@Anwar Amjad You mean Military Courts!!

Raja Islam Mar 11, 2015 09:58pm

@Napier Mole Remember that most of the police officials who took place in the action in Karachi many years ago were killed. The most likely reason for the rangers covering their faces is to make sure that they are not recognized and don't meet the same fate as others before them.

shoaib arif Mar 11, 2015 09:58pm

altaf hussain says that the ammunition recovered was "planted" by the rangers, going so far as to say that the weopons were hidden inside blankets; other MQM senators say that the weopons seized were "licensed" and kept for "security." What's the truth here????

Rose Patel Mar 11, 2015 09:59pm

@Khan I new generation of about 70 % Punjabi and 80 % hindko people from KPK now speak Urdu

singh je Mar 11, 2015 10:21pm

this should have been done ages ago.... i believe its time to raid altafs home as well

Sam Mar 11, 2015 10:23pm

Next Mission: Raid Lal Masjid.

Abdur Rehman Mar 11, 2015 10:36pm

excellence and professionalism on part of rangers.Long live Sindh Rangers

kalim Mar 11, 2015 10:37pm

Good job Rangers and keep it up till to declare Karachi weapon free city.

Aqeel Mar 11, 2015 11:16pm

Well done rangers. exterminate the terrorists

KM Mar 11, 2015 11:25pm

@Atif than get out of Karachi. Go and settle in Punjab.

Chaudhary Mar 11, 2015 11:28pm

Our brave government, rangers and army, please also show the same "bravery" and raid Lal Masjid. Can somebody provide "intelligence information"?

anony Mar 11, 2015 11:41pm

Well done and congrats to Sindh Rangers. This action was long over due. Arrests of hardened and convicted criminals from nine-zero, as well as arms stolen from NATO containers. Finally, the days of MQM are numbered in Karachi.

Faith Mar 11, 2015 11:51pm

Love you COAS very much you are really a brave man. I salute you and your family

Gerry dcunha Mar 11, 2015 11:52pm

Fail to understand why mqm who hold majority seats in Karachi cannot detect criminerals in their party or they are supported by the party - mqm needs to take out the fear in the people of Karachi regarding their party - the people of Karachi are in fear with mqm since 1984

Mustafa Mar 11, 2015 11:54pm

Altaf says. "He maintained that the ammunition seized from Nine Zero by Rangers does not belong to MQM. He further said that if the weapons belonged to MQM, they would not have been stored in Nine Zero. He claimed that the ammunition recovered was planted by Rangers personnel themselves, who carried it inside concealed in blankets" And then the contradicting statement, 'Rizvi maintained that all the weapons seized by Rangers are licensed.' Crimes must be proven in a court of law and then if found guilty must be punished severely.

amin Mar 11, 2015 11:56pm

conflicting statements. He says weapons were planted while rizvi says weapons were there for protection. As you can see from here MQM is not only a violent party but also lies through its teeth.

jk Mar 12, 2015 12:00am

I hope they had body camera to document the whole operation. You know first thing they will say army planted it and the y are all innocent and victims.

PROUD URDU SPEAKER Mar 12, 2015 12:01am

@Khan I I disagree. We the urdu speakers must not side with the criminals. We are peaceful people and should work for the betterment of our people.

Karachiite. Mar 12, 2015 12:19am

Karachi: A place where videos from various angles of a cold blooded murder aren't enough to find the murderer.

shah Mar 12, 2015 12:19am

More than ninty percent of the crimnals in Karachi belong to MQM. Your ask anyone in Karachi and they will tell you with certainty that most of the street crimes are commited by MQM supported crimnals. Good job Rangers!

Anon Mouse Mar 12, 2015 12:46am

Why are people asking Rangers to provide justification? Sentenced criminals and illegal arms were found and photograpic evidence is provided for that.

Ali (CA) Mar 12, 2015 12:51am

Dear Altaf forget about ammo. Can u tell us how the convected killers were planted inside ur compound?

Saad Mar 12, 2015 01:06am

Two wrong does not make one right. No doubt that action against any party taking the law in hands is good but the question is why not the big fishes?? I would love to see same action against PPP and PML-N who are equally responsible for the downfall of Pakistan. Howver the irony is that nothing will happen...Imran will keep revealing the truth but fail to get any glory and the bif thugs will continue to loot. The whole situation reminds me of movies where the bigger thugs eliminate the smaller ones to eat the full pie. Love my country but ashamed of the feudal lordships and bias among the fellow countrymen.

NASR Mar 12, 2015 01:14am

509 and above comments here on the main news. This is one of the highest number of comments on any reported news. 97 % is favoring the action against MQM. This is pure vindication on the action by Rangers.

asad Mar 12, 2015 01:17am

1st step towards Governer rule.

komal Mar 12, 2015 01:36am

Salute for Rangers!!!

Kazim Abbas Mar 12, 2015 01:56am

@abdul manan - sorry brother but PMLN is afraid from within....next on the list....have no option but to support army and ranger

Bea Mar 12, 2015 02:39am

@roarwali i think the weapons belonged to the weapon fairy?

Khiz Mar 12, 2015 04:33am

My dear compatriots- Let me remind you of what such heavy-handed actions achieved in 1971. The Mohajirs are true patriots. The blood of those who gave up everything for this great land of ours. Today, that sacrifice is being honored by ostracization , persecution, and vilification. We can not conduct local body polls to elect our own Mayor and live under metropolitan dictatorship, we are blocked from government jobs by rural quotas, our development funds are diverted elsewhere, our political representatives are called thugs, and our industrialists are unfairly taxed more than agriculturalists. Yet, we remain the staunchest of patriots. You know why? Because our forefathers left their wealth and possessions on the other side of the border. The only wealth they bequeathed to us was the move of this land. We shall continue to honor this bequest.

Imad Qureshi Mar 12, 2015 04:38am

oh so the weapons were planted. But Behroz Sabzwari was saying that it was licensed. Why don't you guys settle down with one anser before talking to the media?

shah Ahmed Mar 12, 2015 05:08am

Good job Rangers!

Amir Mar 12, 2015 05:31am

@Bari See this

http://www.dawn.com/news/1040766

Rangers lied and new DG ISI is one who was DG Rangers. Truth one day will point to itself that the owners denied theft or any sort of disappearance yet a law enforcement agency claimed it happend.

Amir Mar 12, 2015 05:33am

@Merchant Get your facts straight please

http://www.dawn.com/news/1040766

Mahrukh Mar 12, 2015 05:57am

Yesterday Faisal Sabzwari said all weapons found were registered, now altaf Hussain is saying it doesn't even belong to them. Which one is it guys?!

Jan Mar 12, 2015 06:23am

They did the same thing in 90's, and MQM became even more popular in urban Sindh, I can't believe they are doing this again, MQM will become more popular than ever before.

Tauseef Mar 12, 2015 06:24am

I am very shocked that MQM guys did not retaliate. The Rangers are no match for MQM, but MQM men showed patience and did not respond

Kallan Mar 12, 2015 07:40am

Why not raid them all--TTP, LEJ, PML-N, PPP, Lal Masjid and all madressa. You will get so much weapon lasting for many many years.

Haque Parast Mar 12, 2015 09:18am

What a country. The same people who were crying police brutality in Model Town, Lahore on PAT workers and state terrorism on peaceful protesters of PTI in Islamabad are actually praising and encouraging the same brutality and state terrorism. Bravo!

usman Mar 12, 2015 01:02pm

Instead of leveling allegations, let the law take its course, wait for the verdict by a court of Law. Rangers efforts commendable, that they are acting without taking in to account any political considerations. MQM must come clean, and help in the ongoing investigation.

Imran Mar 12, 2015 01:41pm

Everyone see very soon, how much difficulties come to face for urdu speaking in their routine work at Government office. MQM only voice of urdu speaking who fight for them. No one own urdu speaking as Pakistani. Its true.

Syed Monis Ismail Mar 12, 2015 02:34pm

@Karachiwala Yes 100% true........... Everyone will see the difference...... Urdu speaking change the whole country Insha-Allah

Anwar Mar 12, 2015 02:46pm

A very fine move by the Rangers and the Home Ministry. Now we feel there is some hope for Karachi. Hats off to the Rangers!!!

Common Man Mar 12, 2015 04:43pm

Interesting Observation: Just look at the Recommend numbers of comments supporting the operation vs. those that show support for MQM and you get the sense where ordinary people stand in this drop scene.

Ali Mar 12, 2015 06:36pm

Rangers Zindabad. We stand with the rangers and army of Pakistan

Raja Islam Mar 12, 2015 07:58pm

@Khiz By the way the bloodshed happened after partition. Most people who migrated from India to Pakistan did not have much wealth to leave behind. The majority of the wealthy Muslims stayed behind in India.

ahmed Mar 13, 2015 09:41pm

Well done , army & rangers

ImperialAhmed Mar 14, 2015 02:40am

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