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SSP Malir Rao Anwar. - DawnNews screengrab
SSP Malir Rao Anwar. - DawnNews screengrab

KARACHI: SSP Malir Rao Anwar announced the arrest of two terror suspects last night, whom he claimed were members of Indian spy agency RAW (Research and Analysis Wing).

Speaking to the media on Thursday, he made the startling claim that the suspects – Tahir alias Lamba and Mama Junaid – also belonged to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and had been sent to India for training in the past.

“MQM is a terrorist organisation and it should be banned,” SSP Anwar argued, while narrating that members of MQM went to India through Indian-held Kashmir, were trained there by India’s intelligence agency— RAW— and then came back to Pakistan to spread terror.

"We have solid evidence to prove these allegations. The two people we arrested have confessed all of this and they are ashamed of their activities. We recovered a large amount of explosives, hand grenades, 9mm pistols from these suspects. We will investigate further during the remand," he said.

“MQM is spreading terror in the guise of a political party, and all the senior leaders of MQM including its chief Altaf Hussain are involved in spreading terror in the country,” he added.

The SSP alleged that Zulfiqar Haider and Nadeem Nusrat, the deputy convener of MQM, have been funding these terrorist activities from London.

Speaking about how these terrorists operated, Anwar said “They are in contact with Zulfiqar Haider, Nadeem Nusrat and Muhammad Anwar. The suspects got in touch with Waqas, who arranged money and visas in Bangkok from where they then go to Delhi airport. Javed Langra, Naveed, his brother, Tariq Zaidi and Sunny received them and took them to a farmhouse in Delhi and trained them in Dheradun. An Indian Army official named Ram trained them. After training, they are brought back by way of Kashmir and then they entered illegally through the Lahore border.”

Arrested terror suspect produced today - DawnNews screengrab
Arrested terror suspect produced today - DawnNews screengrab

Anwar said the MQM should be banned the way the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other militant outfits are on the basis of their terrorist activities.

The arrested suspects will be kept in custody for 90 days and a JIT will be formed to investigate the matter, said the SSP. "We have a lot of evidence. People who are enemies of the state are at the forefront of this political party."

He went on to say that, these terrorist elements are provided jobs, in return for which they have to carry out terrorist activities. "There is evidence that they have passports and other things, they have confessed all of this on their own, and they [the arrested criminals] are ashamed of what they have done."

Copy of the statement released by police.
Copy of the statement released by police.

"Under Altaf Hussain, Nadeem Nusrat and Muhammad Anwar's orders, we went to our country's arch-enemies and received training. Our heads are bowed with shame," Anwar quoted the criminals as saying.

Know more: India helping terrorists in Pakistan: Khawaja Asif

India’s intelligence agency is often named by Pakistani officials for its alleged execution, training and funding of terrorist activities in the country. For its part, India has always denied such claims and called for evidence to be brought forward.

In an interview on DawnNews’s programme News Eye in January this year, building on recent accusatory statements by government representatives, Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif had claimed that India was helping terrorist groups in Pakistan to carry out "heinous acts".

On Wednesday, army chief General Raheel Sharif had visited Karachi to review the Karachi operation. He was briefed by Corps Commander Karachi and DG Rangers Sindh on progress of the operation in the city. The army chief vowed to crush all mafias operating in the city.

'Media trial' MQM claims

MQM leader Wasay Jalil took a pot shot at SSP Rao Anwar on Twitter, saying that a media trial of MQM is being carried out.

MQM leader Ali Raza Abidi said this will give further resolve to people of Karachi.

The party has announced it will hold a press conference later today to answer the allegations levelled against it.

Just last month, Rangers had raided MQM’s headquarters in Azizabad— Nine Zero— where it arrested indicted criminals and seized weapons.

In March, death-row prisoner Saulat Mirza's footage levelling serious allegations on MQM also made rounds on television channels.

In a nine-minute video statement aired by almost every news channel, Mirza levelled serious allegations against the MQM chief, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and other leaders of the party and said that, like other workers, he was used by the party and then “thrown away like tissue paper”.

MQM’s leadership has on several occasions in the past two months said the party was going through a media trial in a campaign to malign its image. Today’s press conference by SSP Malir is also likely to be seen by the party in the same light.


Comments (220) Closed



Asif Bhatti Apr 30, 2015 05:54pm

well said. BAN MQM!

mark Apr 30, 2015 05:55pm

hahahahahaha......he should retire .

Nauman Apr 30, 2015 05:55pm

O well, this is one serious development.

Awais Ali Apr 30, 2015 05:56pm

100% agree. No doubt

Concerned Pakistani Apr 30, 2015 05:57pm

This is a big big statement appearing on the horizon of the situation of Karachi. If these are found to be true, MQM shall not only be banned but also every worker of MQM shall be charged with treason.

Faiz Apr 30, 2015 05:57pm

Let spread this news to every corner of the world through social media.

sandhu Apr 30, 2015 05:58pm

Bhai will say that we don,t know about these workers. they have leaved MQM.

Khan Apr 30, 2015 05:58pm

I am not surprised!

shahid Apr 30, 2015 05:58pm

Can anybody dare to put hands on MQM? No. Although you have tons of evidence against them.

Talat Apr 30, 2015 06:00pm
            I must say a brave police officer to give this statement. Lets hope Gen Raheel go all out to take action on it as I don't expect any thing from our  politicians.              
Amjad Wyne Apr 30, 2015 06:01pm

I have to give credit to this man. I do not know if what he is saying is true but it takes a lot of guts to make that statement. If what he alleges is indeed true then we know why the criminal activity in Karachi has flourished for such a long period of time.

Safwan Apr 30, 2015 06:03pm

WOW!

Yasmin Apr 30, 2015 06:05pm

Bring these culprits to court have them prove their aligations in court with a mandatory judgement for the trial in 4 weeks where Mqm should be given the opportunity to defend. If these culprits are proven guilty. Disband any possible signs of Mqm Karachi ever again.

Faith Apr 30, 2015 06:06pm

We all know that way long time ago. This is not the real part soon they change the name to MQM to dived the nation. About time and good wood by local enforcement agencies.

imran khan Apr 30, 2015 06:06pm

the MQM will again cry foul of political vitimisation and a conspiracy being hatched against them.

Taimur Apr 30, 2015 06:06pm

This is very strange that security agencies never conduct such press conference against any other political party. Some of those political and religious parties even support Taliban openly.And the ticker on tv channels is showing "Police nay terrorist media kay saamnay paish ker dia". This is interesting - why not taken to court

abraKadabra Apr 30, 2015 06:10pm

Joke of the day... thanks ..u guys always amuse, laugh and spread humor.. Thank u

Kamran Apr 30, 2015 06:10pm

May God bless and protect those who speak the truth.

Kayne Apr 30, 2015 06:11pm

If people of Pakistan and especially Karachi want peace and progress, they need to stand up and remove MQM and its leader once and for all.

salman Apr 30, 2015 06:12pm

Though i m not MQM supporter, but i don't believe Mr. Rao

Mohsin Patel Apr 30, 2015 06:13pm

. If the SSP has found any evidence and confession he should take it to court not media. He has no business addressing media and suggesting action or punishment. It is courts duty to decide action or punishment. It is this kind of activities by people in authority that creates hatred among section of people. If any Police Officer came out with this kind of statement in Canada that officer and Police department would have faced couple of million dollar law suite and termination of job.

Ajamal Apr 30, 2015 06:14pm

@Taimur. He was already taken to the court and 90 days police remand taken under PPA.

Omar Apr 30, 2015 06:14pm

Good script by SSP Malir Rao Anwar.

Zak Apr 30, 2015 06:15pm

If this statement is true, it should be presented with evidence to the public. MQM members must come to clarify.

Farrukh Apr 30, 2015 06:16pm

Bingo!

Santosh Menon Apr 30, 2015 06:17pm

"Blame it on RAW"!.

""We have solid evidence to prove these allegations. The two people we arrested have confessed all of this and they are ashamed of their activities,” he claimed."!

Please provide that "SOLID" evidence!.

YA Apr 30, 2015 06:17pm

When will they learn these kind of tactics only wins sympathy, the LG and NA256 polls are indicative of this. These broad brushes of generalization will be counter productive......Only in Pakistan can this happen.... No trail and no verdict and guilt is declared and announced on the loud speaker.... If I had a say in MQM I would bring charges of defamation and failure to conduct public service against the SSP

In your face Apr 30, 2015 06:17pm

Mr. Rao, peace will be accomplished when you are the SSP in Punjab.

TKHAN Apr 30, 2015 06:17pm

@Taimur - what kind stupid argument is that? How many other parties have yet proven to have Indian Spies on their payroll. Read it, I said Yet!

AJ Apr 30, 2015 06:20pm

Well, This is what the POLICE is saying, the most corrupt institution by miles in Pakistan. The people of Karachi are between a rock and a hard place.

ailly Apr 30, 2015 06:20pm

in my humble request in larger interest of POOR AND INNOCENT PAKISTANIS, either we proceed with full throttle if MQM is a terrorist organization and press them to hilt and ears the party and if not so then we should come out of this pricking of MQM or hide and seek game let them live freely like others.

if they are a TERRORIST party then show and share the proofs rather than saying we WILL show it .. when ?.

worried Apr 30, 2015 06:20pm

Looks like their is no writ of the state left! This politics of "muk muka" and personal interests is ruining our country. Their is no real opposition for e.g Pml-n asked mqm for votes for electing chairman of senate while before coming to power N.S used to say the same what ssp sab is saying now. Its now time that establishment should act like 1992 no matter how controversial it gets! Siyasat say zyada riyasat zaroori hai.

Khan Apr 30, 2015 06:20pm

Very political statement by a Police Officer. Rao Anwar has been always very adventurous against MQM. The recent victory in NA 246 clearly embodies Karachites trust on MQM and this is a new adventurism by establishment against MQM. Most of the non local policemen have same agenda against the locals and locals backed party.

Malik USA Apr 30, 2015 06:21pm

These type of biased allegation will divert the correct measure taken by Gen. Raheel Sharif. He should take action. Because this is very old tactics that RAW is doing this thing, RAW is doing that thing. Now the Police and other agencies do not need do any thing and just to calm the nation. Now General has decided to eliminate all mafia, the police and others do not want to be success in this regard. Actually Police is also one of mafia in our country and they will never support to eliminate the mafia, because this is their bread and butter and they will try to keep maintain this type of situation.

MAlvi Apr 30, 2015 06:21pm
            Rao Anwar is a courageous man. He should be protected, and the army must take some serious action on this.              
EmQ Apr 30, 2015 06:22pm

Now Altaf H is going to resign one more time.

Mobee Apr 30, 2015 06:22pm

Such a Great coverage of a press conference by SSP. Well done Establishment + PTI

Baba Apr 30, 2015 06:22pm

Finally some one realized!

zeeshan Apr 30, 2015 06:23pm

@in your face: Spot on!

Mindingmymind Apr 30, 2015 06:25pm

Tell me something new...

Allahdino M H Kango Apr 30, 2015 06:26pm

@Taimur It will be hushed up after MQM withdraws its demands,

Syed Ahmed, Canada Apr 30, 2015 06:30pm

I am also not a supporter of MQM, but I don't believe a word of Mr. Rao.

M. Jawad Irshad Apr 30, 2015 06:33pm

Whatever fact known about MQM the reality is the people of Karachi mostly Urdu speaking will always support MQM because of CAST. The mentality never got changed in past nor will be changed in future. So why waist energy on this as they are use too all the corruption and their eyes are shut off.

Waseem Apr 30, 2015 06:38pm

SSP you are brave man coming forward with facts and not hiding them. Thanks to your service to nation.

shahid Apr 30, 2015 06:41pm

I am sure all security agencies know the truth and have evidence against MQM but it seems they are waiting for right time to hold MQM.

BHANGI CHAMAR Apr 30, 2015 06:46pm

@salman Because he is Rao Sahib one has to believe him.

rabi Apr 30, 2015 06:47pm

SSP is right..

shopaholic Apr 30, 2015 06:48pm

@Taimur supporting someone or being trained by them are TWO different things

Sunil Apr 30, 2015 06:50pm

Recently in some kind of elections, MQM won in huge majority, and now it is a terrorist organization, worth kidding.

Em Moosa Apr 30, 2015 06:52pm

@mark He should be sacked to talk out of his limits.

syed Apr 30, 2015 06:53pm

nothing will happen.

zia Apr 30, 2015 06:53pm

and than !!!! what will change !!! noting !!!

Meens Apr 30, 2015 07:00pm

Scared for his safety

Adnan Apr 30, 2015 07:02pm

Very very brave work by Ssp...long live Sir

Dr. Sadaf Apr 30, 2015 07:08pm
            Everyone knows this for a long time now, not big news, it will be news when we see that they are dealt with seriously and once and for all this thing is finished. I hope this also does not fall prey to political reconciliation and if it does future of Pakistan will be doomed. Please clear this mess and let people breathe.              
Salam Apr 30, 2015 07:09pm

Hire local police, and kick everyone out!

Pagrri Sambhaal Apr 30, 2015 07:10pm

Whats new?we all know this.The question is :would this spineless government take any action or preferred to be a sitting duck which is ofcourse its favorite posture.

Nizamuddin Ahmad Aali Apr 30, 2015 07:10pm

Is this SSP the same man chronicled by Zulfiqar Mirza in his statement.

Harmony-1 Apr 30, 2015 07:11pm
            @Zak - It sounds all very fishy.  Knee jerk reaction would be to accept what SSP Rao is saying.  But reality is it’s not SSP’s business to conduct press conference like that and make it a media trial.  Listening to Haroon Rashid on TV, he mentions this SSP is a strange guy 
Nash Apr 30, 2015 07:15pm

It should be realised that malinging MQM in this was has already back fired shown by the results of NA 246 in recent election. If they really want to implicate MQM they have to target criminals in other political parties as well to show their good intentions of cleaning karachi.

Hamaad Apr 30, 2015 07:16pm

Great work! Please make sure that all investigation and evidence is thorough so the culprits cannot get out through a loop hole.

syed abdul majeed shah Apr 30, 2015 07:17pm

Is SSP allowed to speak media ?? This is finding & serious matter require action not press conference. Home minister must come front to handle

Kabeer Apr 30, 2015 07:17pm

@Waseem "SSP you are brave man coming forward with facts and not hiding them. Thanks to your service to nation" what a nonsense if he had facts with him he would have presented them to the court it is simply a media trial which MQM is facing since its inception

aj Apr 30, 2015 07:22pm
            @Mohsin Patel

you are not the only one who live in Canada and America. This is the routine no one goes to court first, authorities keep public informed and this is what SSP is doing.

RM Apr 30, 2015 07:24pm

What is the legal right of a police officer to give a verdict and demand banning a political party.

First rangers now police are showing they are not impartial.

Pasha Apr 30, 2015 07:25pm

@Asif Bhatti Go back to Punjab, leave the karachi

BHANGI CHAMAR Apr 30, 2015 07:25pm

@Syed Ahmed, Canada Rao Sahib a public servant providing political statements against a big Karachi Political Party. Roa's comments are very much acceptable to some and administraion.

Asim Munir Apr 30, 2015 07:26pm

This must be the logical end of violence in Karachi. Well done Army, Rangers, Sindh Police and Ch. Nisar

Pasha Apr 30, 2015 07:27pm

@imran khan Go back to Punjab leave karachi

Shiraz Apr 30, 2015 07:39pm

Anwaar sahab is well known for his honest and dedicated efforts and has been involved investigating the members of MQM since the time of its inception and rise. A man of his integrity just can't lie or state anything without any basis.

Waqas Apr 30, 2015 07:41pm

What else you need....?

malick Apr 30, 2015 08:02pm

This is the height, I can not listen more.

Goga Nalaik Apr 30, 2015 08:02pm

OMG ! These affirmations are too serious. For those who still think it is a fake/fabricated story, police should make these terrorist speak in front of media. Supreme court should take immediate action. MQM should be banned as soon as possible.

Ish Apr 30, 2015 08:06pm

It is not SSP's place to say all what he said or rather alleged. He has crossed his limit. His job is to collect all the evidence that he can and present to judiciary for them to pronounce if MQM is a terrorist org or not. I'm not MQM apologist. I dislike this party and I want criminal elements in this party be exposed legally and done away with. AH(a foreign national) must not be allowed to address citizens of Pakistan. It is the govn't responsibility to prevent his address.

Farhan Apr 30, 2015 08:07pm

Where was he when Munawar Hassan of JI disgraced our army? MQM has always showed respect for Pakistan Army despite being victim of several operations carried out against them.

Sarfaraz Abbasi, China Apr 30, 2015 08:07pm

What else you can expect

Kabeer Apr 30, 2015 08:07pm

@aj "This is the routine no one goes to court first, authorities keep public informed and this is what SSP is doing" yes you are right but this not the case here, here a Police Officer sitting in uniform making political statement “MQM is a terrorist organisation and it should be banned,” SSP Anwar argued" have you heard such statement from any where in the world from a government servant ?

Sajjad Apr 30, 2015 08:10pm

SSP Malir Rao Anwar is a Karachite. this is for those who would say Karachi does not have locals in Police Force.

Faraz Apr 30, 2015 08:12pm

haha...stop indicting MQM in all false things. It is just helping them in gaining more popularity.

Kashif A. Qureshi Apr 30, 2015 08:14pm

@Asif Bhatti Yeah there is a new political group in town after sindh rangers, pakistan army and now sindh police

Asif Apr 30, 2015 08:15pm
            Seems like both Army and Police are working together to increase the popularity of MQM in Mohajir community of Karachi. Biased operation against MQM, recording statements of criminals and distributing to all TV channels and now this foolish statement by SSP. Even people who are against MQM are asking what is this non sense
Malik USA Apr 30, 2015 08:16pm

@Shiraz My questions is only this one, if he is really honest and brave officer why he kept mum for those who challenged the integrity of Pakistan, still they are in Karachi. And definitely these police officers are well known to them. Due to backing of these police police officers they are so bold, they attack on Masjid, Imambargh and killed thousand of thousands of innocent people and bravely they gave statement that yes they did this work and will do in future. Do you think they are coming from other country, no they are in Karachi and other parts of country. Actually they know these police police officer are going to against them. This is first time Gen. Sharif has challenged and they really got afraid. I ask Gen. please stop this police drama, every body knows it

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 08:16pm

This is more than a media trial. It is the beginning of a campaign. Fasten your seat belts.

Shakil Ahmed Apr 30, 2015 08:17pm

What a mocry of justice that the law enforcement officer is charging, declaring, and suggesting the punishment bypassing the (whatever strength the) judicial system. I don't know about the MQM's innocence, but they should first be proven as such in a court of law and then punish them. This statement from this law officer clearly shows his biase against the MQM and I don't think with people like him they can get the justice. These people can make a "deer" say, "haan mein he Hathi hoon". :-)

Sarfaraz Abbasi, China Apr 30, 2015 08:17pm

Educated Urdu-speakers have adopted Sindh as their only homeland. However, bunch of dozens of party-workers like Abidi can go back to UP and claim their province (where their ancestral roots are far more prominent and go back to centuries than in Sindh).

A Pakistani_Ireland Apr 30, 2015 08:18pm

@Sajjad ... Shoaib Malik was playing from KPK. Is he pathan ??????

Zafar Apr 30, 2015 08:19pm

@Mohsin Patel Courts have already spoken. There are numerous MQM activists who are convicted and awaiting their fate. Many others are awaiting trials. Saulat Mirza has already revealed the masterminds behind their acts of terror. That information is public. I am sure there are numerous other confessions that we don't know about.

z Apr 30, 2015 08:20pm

people of karachi disagree with this report , this will spread only hatred towards urdu speaking people of karachi, so sad to hear this news!!

Zafar Apr 30, 2015 08:21pm

@Nash MQM has to decide if it wants to do politics or if it wants to destabilize Pakistan. The former is their right, the latter won't be allowed - period!

Karachiite Apr 30, 2015 08:22pm
            @Khan What locals are you talking about. Talk with facts, Out of 24 million in Karachi 15 million are (Punjabis, Sindhis, Pashtuns) and 9 million are Urdu speaking. mqm only wins because of flawed demarcation of constituencies,  and manipulation.              
rana1 Apr 30, 2015 08:23pm

@malick ..........what are you trying to say? please care to elaborate.

Ali Apr 30, 2015 08:23pm

Though I am not a supporter of MQM, but in this era of media war its hard to judge these statements. Since MQM is under fire from last few months they have all the evidence against them. In past many years when it was all evident that MQM is involved in many incidents no body took notice.

Same goes with the other political party. There is NO political and religious party in Pakistan which does not have an active militant wing. Its all about timings and establishment decision when and where they need to pull the string

Its not my analysis "I had been part of pulling strings of big fishes in Pakistan agencies ~ !

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 08:24pm

@Concerned Pakistani

    Not every member.  No.  There will be a reform wing, and you are talking about a lot of people.
A Pakistani_Ireland Apr 30, 2015 08:28pm

@Zafar -Was it MQM who raised "Jaag Punjabi Jaag"? Was it MQM who implemented quota system? Why no other province have that? Why PTI chairman kept Zakir khan with his cricket team without playing? If Imran were urdu speaking will pathans and punjabi still follow him. People call themselves punjabi, sindhi, balochi, pathans. So what's the problem if people call themselves Muhajir/Urdu Speaking? They ask karachi people to live as a sindhis but at the time of election they claim that CM must be sindhi? What kind of sindhi we are? Was it MQM who made a will not to be buried in Pakistan? MQM is just winning because of hate speeches of other parties... None of the other parties including PTI and JI are saying anything about quota system, jobs etc...

What's the reason for rangers presence in Karachi University since 1988? is it for Operation? I have nothing to do with MQM. But as a Pakistani I will stand with people of Karachi.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 08:28pm

@sandhu

That tactic will not work this time.  The government is out to get the people at the top.
Asif Apr 30, 2015 08:30pm

He seems to be a very brave man. The question is, " who is going to protect him"?

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 08:30pm

@shahid

    That is where you are wrong.  This announcement is simply preparing the public before the coup takes place.
AMAD NOOR Apr 30, 2015 08:32pm

Where is our prime minster Nawaz sharif ? why he is not giving any statment regarding this issue ?

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 08:34pm

@Amjad Wyne

    It does not matter if it is true or not.  The government and military are going after MQM, and the courts better fall in line.  It the evidence is manufactured or not physical action will be taken.  Let the guilty fly.  They can become someone else's problem.
Fiz Apr 30, 2015 08:39pm

This is the answer to MQM's demand for separate province. Now the demand will soon be retracted. A familiar pattern.

hanifsmile Apr 30, 2015 08:39pm

What a joke...our police is so efficient, that they got all the links and interesting information in one night from two people, and presented in such a way that everything if proven and true they also concluded and convicted these two criminals all in one night.

How can a police officer is allowed to give a political statement like "MQM is a terrorist organization", MQM should be ban" etc. This is all going on from somewhere else. I am not a fan of MQM but this is a pure joke.

Kabeer Apr 30, 2015 08:41pm

@Karachiite "@Khan What locals are you talking about. Talk with facts, Out of 24 million in Karachi 15 million are (Punjabis, Sindhis, Pashtuns) and 9 million are Urdu speaking. mqm only wins because of flawed demarcation of constituencies, and manipulation." atleast you have admitted one thing in your post that MQM is the only party which represent Urdu speaking population in Karachi rest is rubbish because last bye-elections were held under the strict supervision of Rangers and still MQM won with heavy margins

Karachiite Apr 30, 2015 08:41pm

I think enough is enough, urdu speaking are overzealous in support of a hardliner organization. We live in area which is indicative of our ethnicity and whenever I receive a letter or anything from Post Office, where MQM men are hired in good numbers, always CROSS Karachi from our address. If this is not FASCISM then what is it??? Just tell me. Another Punjabi friend of mine in MQM-controlled area was threatened along with his family to leave or.......! If this is not FASCISM then what is it???

Karachiite Apr 30, 2015 08:47pm

@Fiz, If you want separate province then there shall be separate province for non-urdu speaking 15 million (Punjabis, Sindhis, Pashtuns) as well and separate for 9 million urdu speaking. There is a huge number of non-urdu speaking ethnicities in Karachi and they refuse to be hostage to MQM.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 08:48pm

@Taimur

    Your security agencies are giving notice to prepare you for the worst.
Saeed Apr 30, 2015 08:51pm

Though MQM has been using violence but I dont think RAW is that unprofessional that our police has found proof of RAWs involvement easily

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 08:53pm

@Kayne

    Amen brother, Amen.  That is exactly what is about to happen.  The only question is how long it will take.
OMKAR SINGH Apr 30, 2015 08:53pm

Here it goes. Great News! Let your own people live with dignity, guys. It breaks and does not unit you.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 08:57pm

@Zak

    The only evidence you'll get is hearing the jail cell doors slamming behind the prisoners.  We are talking about the people who have made a mockery of your democracy and your justice system.
mike Apr 30, 2015 08:59pm

@z You seems a smart man out of bunch. At the end of the day MQM people are yours.

The Pakistani Apr 30, 2015 09:01pm

There you go again, another flop script! It seems like illegal is not illegal if it is done/used against MQM.

yash Apr 30, 2015 09:02pm

this is called offensive defence !!

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 09:03pm

@Mohsin Patel

   This is not your business Patel.  You can speak freely but it isn't your business.
CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 09:04pm

@Omar

    Yes it is.  It is the prologue for a lock down of Karachi.
Farrukh Apr 30, 2015 09:04pm

We humans believe whatever is said through media. We have heard similar stories for almost all political parties having affiliation with some outside force. When we have ample evidence then my questions are: 1. Why is this information not be made public? 2. Why no actions are taken?

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Apr 30, 2015 09:05pm

As soon as people of urban sindh demands for a separate province, which is their legal right. These allegations start. The more the government will try to corner MQM the more people will support them in Urban Sindh for their just cause. By the way Mr. Rao Anwar the entire country knows your credibility :) so please spare us and people like you have been calling people of urban sindh Indian since 1947 so nothing new.

fs Apr 30, 2015 09:09pm

MQM is a political entity representing a huge segment of our society, unsubstantiated allegations only tarnish the judicial process of the country we should not consider maverick officers unprofessional antics to undermine the sop's our organizations have in place.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 09:10pm

@YA

    The Sharif's and the army are trying to give you the country Pakistan wants.  My advice is for people with questions get out of the way for now.
     Be careful this kind of thinking doesn't go on your permanent record.  There is a storm coming.  Choose your side carefully.
nak Apr 30, 2015 09:23pm

There is one big problem for folks who accuse MQM problem is they built similar case back in the early nineties which we all know now was fabricated. So for the people of karachi they will never believe these accusers. This is the price you pay for lying. Frankly i dont believe this guy one bit.

Nasir Apr 30, 2015 09:30pm

Well, these types of claims have been done many times in the past against MQM, especially in 1992 and were proved to be fabricated by the Karachi police. It always happens whenever MQM demands for a new province. In my opinion, it is all part of dirty politics.

Zala Apr 30, 2015 09:31pm

The people who hate MQM will hate them forever and people who love MQM will love them forever. No amount of evidence against any political party changes the perspective of the supporters. It's an exercise in futility. I wonder what the government will achieve by this new strategy.

Ab Apr 30, 2015 09:33pm

tell us something new!

Hassan Abbas Apr 30, 2015 09:33pm

These type of biased allegation will divert the correct measure taken by Gen. Raheel Sharif. He should take action. Because this is very old tactics that RAW is doing this thing, RAW is doing that thing. Now the Police and other agencies do not need do any thing and just to calm the nation. Now General has decided to eliminate all mafia, the police and others do not want to be success in this regard. Actually Police is also one of mafia in our country and they will never support to eliminate the mafia, because this is their bread and butter and they will try to keep maintain this type of situation.

M. Mushtaq Ahmed Apr 30, 2015 09:35pm

Failure of Pakistan law enforcement and judicial system is evident from the statement made by police. With such evidence right thing to do is gather the evidence, take it to appropriate court and get the judgment. But, in Pakistan such cases never follows the lawful path and rather are treated as political scores. What need to be done is to get all of criminals from various parties and prosecute them to full extent of law. Perhaps only Pakistan army has will to do such job. And, than everyone cry for democracy as if democratic rule has given us any better results.

Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Apr 30, 2015 09:36pm

As soon as people of urban sindh demands for a separate province, which is their legal right. These allegations start. The more the government will try to corner MQM the more people will support them in Urban Sindh for their just cause.

I would encourage people to do some research on the SSP who did the press conference. you will get the answer.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 09:37pm

@ailly

    Are you getting this?  Everyone complains about the courts, so the courts are being bypassed.  MQM is about to be reformed by force.
    Only the people of Sindh should have a say in this.  MQM is going to be broken up and it's smartest members will seize the opportunity to start working with the government in power.  New leadership will have a grab at the brass ring.
syed baqar ahsan Apr 30, 2015 09:37pm

SSP is right if he is PPP if he has sympathy with PPP. Its the mind set developed systematically into army, paramilitary forces,agencies and PPP backed sindh police and the govt.People just forgot what PPP govts of 73/74, 90s, and then 2008-13 did with MQM to grab power in Karachi.By name FIR in our country started registering after APS carnage /debacle of 16 Dec 14 but Tens of FIRs were lodged by PPP enrolled bureaucracy and police of Sindh against altaf hussain.

Kris Apr 30, 2015 09:40pm

Sham democracy of Pakistan in full display. Name political opponents as foreign agents, extract confessions from them by force, blame everything on your arch nemesis, etc etc.

preet Apr 30, 2015 09:42pm

Just because state sponsored terrorism is an integral part of Pakistan's policy doesn't mean other nations too follow that. Be reasonable please.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 09:45pm

@AJ

  "The people" of Karachi can't stand up without the army.  Rest assured they will support law and order in the city wherever the trail leads.
CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 09:46pm

@EmQ

    No.  He's coming home.
syed baqar ahsan Apr 30, 2015 09:48pm

If suspects are presented by the police before camera with faces covered then it is total lie.

Roussou Apr 30, 2015 09:48pm

What ever is going on between MQM and authorities, please sort it out among yourselves and stop boring us with new twists and turns in this drama.

syed baqar ahsan Apr 30, 2015 09:51pm

@Asif Bhatti many people liked your comments -its a mind set developed in last 25 years and nobody looks what PPP and ANP doing in it.

Kashif Apr 30, 2015 09:52pm

everyone is busy pulling everyone's leg. That's how every politician works in Pakistan. We are good at blaming eachother but never accept our own mistakes. The day our politicians start realizing and seeking apology of their mistakes then Pakistan will be the place to live for every mankind.

Faraz Najam Apr 30, 2015 09:55pm

@M. Jawad Irshad If this is the case then why Punjab votes for PML-N? Look at yourself first before speaking.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 09:55pm

@Dr. Sadaf

    They are about to deal with this seriously and so is Pakistan.
Faraz Najam Apr 30, 2015 09:56pm

@Waseem WHERE is the fact? This: "We have solid evidence to prove these allegations. The two people we arrested have confessed all of this and they are ashamed of their activities. "

Where is the solid evidence? Confession?

Sami Qureshi Apr 30, 2015 09:57pm

It is going on since 1986 . Now a petty officer of Provincial Police Department , of Sind is allowed to address the Press Conference on Foreign Affars to malign the popular political party of the country as well as the neighboring country, India.

Akib Apr 30, 2015 09:57pm

@Mohsin Patel why don't you read the entire article, the case inclusive of findings is being taken to court. Also if such factions exist in Canada I think they will have more to worry about than lawsuits.

Ameer Paul Apr 30, 2015 09:58pm

We need RAO ANWAR type of police officers, provided he is not involved in bribery.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 10:02pm

@Pagrri Sambhaal

    Wrong.  Pakistan has a spine under the leadership of the Sharifs.  The spineless government was Pakistan Peoples Party.  They lost their spine when Benazir Bhutto was assassinated.
azi Apr 30, 2015 10:04pm

@Mohsin Patel ....what court that would set them free again.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 10:14pm

@RM

    None.  Karachi has no legal system.  You can take up arms against your country if you like to restore the corrupt legal system.
BDK Apr 30, 2015 10:15pm

I think there is nothing new what this Police Officer has disclosed and every one knows what the MQM has been doing in Karachi. Law enforcement agencies have been reluctant to take stern action because MQM has the political backing of Urdu Speaking Karachietes who then create troubles in the city. There is a need to take bold action and eliminate those involved in anti sate activities.

Atif Ali Apr 30, 2015 10:18pm

well done rao sir what a brave step really appreciable,now we must recognize this fact that our existance is with this country and these politican how sad not realinzing the fact.

salih Apr 30, 2015 10:20pm

Just tell me why everything is in order in Karachi since raid on the infamous 90...

Atif Ali Apr 30, 2015 10:21pm

@Santosh Menon solid evidence like you people have shown

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 10:22pm

@Hamaad

    The only evidence that will convince Pakistan is to hear one suspect squeal on another suspect, because half of Karachi is afraid for their lives to say what they know.

Put the gangsters behind bars where they cannot intimidate anyone.

Danish Apr 30, 2015 10:23pm

I find it hard to disagree.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 10:29pm

@syed abdul majeed shah

    Syed, you don't have anything to hide, do you?  Are you an Islamabad Shah?

If the citizens of Karachi want the Home Minister to speak, he will speak. You just want an explanation, don't you? Assume this is your government and the intelligence corps protecting your family, unless you are living in London.

Last Word Apr 30, 2015 10:32pm

The sensational statement issued by a middle rank police officer is not digestible at all as he has acted all in one as an investigating officer, judge and a politician after a few preliminary investigations. The charge sheet has not been filed in the court yet but the officer has pronounced the judgement blaming the neighbouring country of abetting terrorism and declaring a national party as terrorist. In any other democratic set up, the police officer should have been suspended and charge-sheeted for crossing the limits of duties assigned to him. However, it only happens in Pakistan where civilians act as per script handed over to them which generally falls flat reducing the credibility of the country even further.

anony Apr 30, 2015 10:37pm

This is expected from india who keeps on exporting terrorism to Pakistan. Even if concrete evidence is provided to india, it fails to take any action or acknowledges it. MQM should have been declared a terrorist organization looong time ago. Excellent work by Sindh Police for catching these culprits and keeping us safe.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 10:40pm

@Ish

    It is the SSP's place to say now.  Don't you see that murder, crime and drugs in Karachi have rotted the nation.  How can an Islamic country condone 300,000 kilos of heroin entering Pakistan in a single year?
    Drug cartels in Columbia and Mexico began to dominate those countries.  Cocaine reaches Pakistan when cocaine shipments are traded for heroin shipments.
CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 10:45pm

@Pasha

    You will never have a Republic if Sindh battles Punjab.  Karachiites are living in Hell and it is past time to bring the Pak army in force if necessary.
CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 10:47pm

@malick

    You have hardly witnessed the height.  The government will never take the pressure off until this is finished.
Azeez Apr 30, 2015 10:48pm

If this is true, this is high treason deserving a death sentence, which will act as a deterent. This matter needs a thorough investigation, through the courts, with all the evidence collected. Karachi belongs to Pakistan, and not to any political party. Any party involved in any criminal activity is answerable to the Government of Pakistan , and appropriate action taken against such party and its leaders.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 10:50pm

@Farhan

    They showed respect only out of fear - the same game they play.  Now they don't like the rules of the game?
maher ihsan Apr 30, 2015 10:52pm

100 agree so many fact so many prove public,ranger,army,police ,their own x members, they all are not lying.and unfortunately no body ,and no political party or PM have courage to stop them.

sa Apr 30, 2015 10:53pm

MQm may be all this but what right does a police officer have to make such comments

Respect Everyone Apr 30, 2015 10:53pm

SSP's press conference and allegations stink like a big pile of political junk, which has been taken from previously used up propaganda scripts. This clearly shows how untransparent and unfair the operation in Karachi is. The operation is heavily polluted with political agenda for planting other parties in metropolis that have no support and respect from/for public. It's so unfortunate that LEAs are incapable of understanding the public sentiment in response to these crafted allegations and don't refrain from these dirty schemes. They are keeping themselves occupied in hatching schemes against a popular political party and its supporters, hence affecting the fight against true criminals and making no friends among peaceful people of Karachi. Food for thought.....

Deb Apr 30, 2015 10:57pm

The plot thickens...

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 10:59pm

@Faraz

    They will be very popular in prison.  The are responsible for opening Pandora's Box.
ilias Apr 30, 2015 11:13pm

If he saying this honestly and truly, May God bless him...We can just only proud of these kind of officers.

Parvez Apr 30, 2015 11:15pm

The fact that such a big statement was made by a mid-level police officer.......is in itself self defeating.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 11:16pm

@Asif

    Who is going to protect you?
Rehman siddiqui Apr 30, 2015 11:20pm

There is no smoke without fire.I am very proud of such police officers who are really bold to expose culprits who should be brought to trial and severe punishment should be given so that others may not dare to do such things.The police officers should be given medals and cash for their bravery. MQM is no longer a political party as it has not fulfilled the purpose for which it was formed. There should be complete change in the leadership.All culprits should be weeded out.New honest and brave people should be infused

Junaid Apr 30, 2015 11:25pm

@Mohsin Patel: They will go to court but he went to media to inform us the public. Why is it so strange for you. How will you get any news without media.

CYRUS Apr 30, 2015 11:26pm

@AMAD NOOR

    He is a little busy at the moment.  Don't worry.  He will get back to you, or his people will call your people.
Ansir Khan Apr 30, 2015 11:28pm

Calling a spade a spade needs exemplary courage these days. Lets see if the legal sysytems supports this!

Sajjad Apr 30, 2015 11:30pm

@A Pakistani_Ireland - no, anyone, can go anywhere and can be part of any team, force, party, group in this country without any difference of ethnic connection.

My point is simply to answer those who hue and cry that Karachi Police does not have locals in it.

George Apr 30, 2015 11:31pm

@Santosh Menon he just did! Da!

Mohammed Apr 30, 2015 11:37pm

What our police and secret services were doing for so many years.

Owais Mangal Apr 30, 2015 11:39pm

@Kamran Aameen.

COLIN Apr 30, 2015 11:51pm

@Saeed RAW is very professional and shadowy.

A Russian ex-KGB officer commented in his memoirs back in the 1980s on his astonishment at how RAW officers could penetrate deep into neighbouring countries,live and work there for decades and then disappear without ever being detected !

Varntvar Apr 30, 2015 11:57pm

Dawn - a correction. India has denied such claims, but NEVER asked for evidence. I am an old watcher of India-Pakistan relationship. I have never seen an official Indian statement asking for evidence of any allegations made by Pakistan towards the Indian state. I searched the internet for the same, and could not find it. It is clear, Indian state does not consider Pakistan honest enough to ask for evidence from it. Please correct this in the article above, which wrongly states that India asked for any evidence.

A shah May 01, 2015 12:06am

More baseless allegations, yawn!

Freeman May 01, 2015 12:07am

Though I am a worst enemy of MQM and wish to see my country without this party but today's press conference was really a cheap media stunt.What purpose today's show served when a man covered with a cloth was citing some script. Efficiency of Police force always exposes when they present alleged criminals in courts. Moreover, our police should focus only on crime control and not involve in politics. It's not the police job to recommend a ban on a political party however bad it is.

Naseer May 01, 2015 12:09am

@Mohsin Patel Talk about Pakistan, in Canada there are many things different from Pakistan, in Canada senior condtable usually meets the Media

Ajay vikram Singh May 01, 2015 12:21am

@Khan -I am not surprised that you ain't surprised.

Lucky Star May 01, 2015 12:37am

@salman Your basis of not believing an honest officer who made outright enemies by telling the truth.

narvinnie May 01, 2015 12:38am

Sindh IG transfers SSP Malir for 'misusing' authority. This should be proof enough that this SSP is incompetent and he probably made up the story .It's shame that people like him do not let peace develpo between two nations

Dr. Abdul Rehman May 01, 2015 12:39am

No, MQM is very good. They are so humble and so peace loving. They are so Pakistan friendly. They are awesome. They are wonderful... Now this comment will be published because 'MEDIA' is afraid of MQM.

Lucky Star May 01, 2015 12:40am

@YA Your suggestion will not help the situation Karachi. Honest officers will not speak the truth due to fear of law suits. I believe the officer.

Whatever May 01, 2015 12:42am

http://www.dawn.com/news/1179148/sindh-ig-transfers-ssp-malir-for-misusing-authority

Pakistani May 01, 2015 12:55am

Atleast someone is opening the subject to clean karachi as it has been hostage under mqm agenda. Ssp spoke so lets wait for facts. Be open to listen atleast.

AA May 01, 2015 01:10am

I am not a MQM voter...but after this drama I have definitely become a MQM sympathiser

M. Siddique May 01, 2015 01:10am

@salman, You have right to close your eyes and don't believe anything. We will wake you up at the right time.

Rohit May 01, 2015 01:40am

@anony when,where to whom the so called "concrete evidence" has been handed over? Do not make-up stories.

Raja May 01, 2015 01:58am

SSP speaking the truth. COAS must take notice and take swift action against MQM.

BEWARE: KING TROLL TROLLS THE EARTH May 01, 2015 02:05am

This seems like a summary and not a statement. Where are the details, more names, time lines, places of stay. Just saying one really common name Ram and accusing RAW will not make the world outside Pakistan believe.

asad May 01, 2015 02:09am

All these PTI commentary on "Rao Anwaar's" statement, do you guys know who he is? What a pity

jag chadha May 01, 2015 02:17am

The big story is that they confessed that Raw trained them. In Pakistan the police can make any one confess to anything.

zq May 01, 2015 02:37am

@Santosh Menon

It is easy to use the name "INDIAN". I am a Pakistani and I don't believe Indians are behind the terror in Karachi… Everyone knows what state it is being imported from to crush urdu speaking people.

Observer May 01, 2015 02:45am

@Amjad Wyne Making tough statement is more important even if it is all false. Bravo.

Pramod Kumar May 01, 2015 02:50am

@Talat Really I dont understand your country where a policeman officially can declare a political party as anti national and citizen like you want directly army to take any such matter in hand. Strange

any way as per latest news he has been transferred and some action has been taken on him for his action.

syed May 01, 2015 02:57am

Hire Local police and I mean local Urdu speaking police. These people come from other Provinces and make money in Karachi. Everyone knows that Police stations are sold depending on the area.

Do you have Urdu speaking police in Lahore or Peshawar or Islamabad? The answer is no. The rule should be to hire local Police and that's it. This Country is being operated on Ad Hoc basis and nobody is sincere to protect the local population. Please take care of this Country or you wont have one to live.

saz May 01, 2015 03:13am

The police officer should be given security by all means.

sam May 01, 2015 03:37am

bunch of lies......go get a life

Ravi Vancouver May 01, 2015 04:12am

@Zak This is as usual blame game with no evidence. Provide evidence India shall take action against them, this is nothing but another conspiracy theory of involvement of foriegn hand to cover up security lapses by police authorities.

Omran May 01, 2015 04:23am

Why target only MQM, there is ANP, PTI ,PPP and even PML (N),PML(Q),PML(Pir pagara) in Karachi too, then why only every person arrested is from MQM??

Khan.Z May 01, 2015 04:32am

Stop with the double standards. I hate MQM but that doesn't change the fact that this press conference is very non professional. One individual cannot go to the press and claim another party to be terrorist based on evidence they got from 2 individuals in a closed cell. When something similar was happening against PTI everyone said the police was being manipulated by PML-N for personal purposes. Now that the police is doing something similar to another party, the same people happen to be patting the very policemen on the back for the good work they have done. Unless we rid ourselves of this hypocrisy and double standards, not much will change. Be people of principal not fickle individuals changing your viewpoints at every turn. Want the same for the other than you want for yourself and you shall start seeing real change in the society and its only by changing the mindset of our society that we shall rise again.

ENIGMA May 01, 2015 04:41am

To all who have never stepped foot in Karachi, especially those commenting here have no CLUE about MQM's base of support in Pakistan's largest and most culturally diverse city. Let me set the record straight for many on these pages who are assuming very wrongly that all Urdu speaking residences of Karachi support MQM. This is totally WRONG and FALSE!

In fact the majority of EDUCATED Urdu speaking families from middle and upper class, financially stable Karachi communities support PTI and PML-Q. So all those who assume MQM is their savior need to take a reality check!

Abdul Haseeb May 01, 2015 05:20am

Well done SSP. You're sincere to your motherland.

Haider May 01, 2015 05:30am

@ailly Was a raid in 90 and illegal weapons found and shown in media...What was that.Why every raid and people found are members of MQM....

MAH May 01, 2015 05:49am

while the common people are being killed every day, all the government wants is political manoeuvring

Khan May 01, 2015 05:56am

In this country if a death row convict can have a video conference right from his cell then why cant a SSP have a press conference especially when he is a Rao and whom Ex President used to call .

Tunte Matin May 01, 2015 06:23am

Yeah Right!

shair khan May 01, 2015 06:50am

Your job is file report in the court of law and not pass verdicts. It is up to the court to decide who is guilty or innocent.

It is called you are innocent until proven guilty in civilized society.

dipak May 01, 2015 06:59am

india is full matured democracy country and stable . the world has noted also. the alligations ,if correct then send dosier to indian govt govt with full details as india has provided in mumbai attck and world also consider that. baseless complain cannot be consider.

Arjun Sharma May 01, 2015 07:27am

all the allegatipns labelled against the arrested lerson as well as India seems completely fabricated and concocted. Criminal police can create any kind of story and even torture to such an extent that the implicated person accepts the police story.I have seen such stories in India too but thanks to nudiciary of India that made several such arrested person free after a long orxeal.

Salman aslam May 01, 2015 08:20am

Well done SSP Rao some one had to do it and you have finally done it. God bless you

Akil Akhtar May 01, 2015 10:51am

@ENIGMA I totally agree as someone who consider himself a Karachiite even though I do not live there anymore but have seen the rise of MQM. many of my Urdu speaking friends vote for Imran. NA246 is not a good example it is the epicenter of MQM support, lets see what happens in other parts if fair elections are held.

Khan May 01, 2015 11:09am

@Concerned Pakistani Like you idea. You seem to be concerned about everybody other than you , but I am very concerned about you !

Khan May 01, 2015 11:18am

@ENIGMA And you need to wake up from your day dreaming.

Kabeer May 01, 2015 04:14pm

@Karachiite "I think enough is enough, urdu speaking are overzealous in support of a hardliner organization" you so-called Karachiites if you so bitterly hate the only representatives of local Karachiites then you should leave the Karachi at once.

SG May 01, 2015 08:43pm

When Pakistan will come out of denial mode and assess the situation thoughtfully. With this attitude, it is going to invite more problem than solving it. God Bless

Manzoor May 01, 2015 08:53pm

Instead of encouragement SSP Rao have been dismissed. Shame on Sind's Government. All of them are afraid of MQM, I think Nawaz Sharif or Imran Khan can only stand against the terrorists

Good Luck Pakistan

Manzoor May 01, 2015 08:54pm

@Talat Agreed

hamid May 01, 2015 10:08pm

@Kayne same taught in 1971 and we get the result