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MQM submits list of missing party workers in SC

Updated May 03, 2016 01:57pm


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ISLAMABAD: The Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Monday informed the Supreme Court, while submitting a list of 171 missing workers, that 100 of their workers have gone missing during the current year.

MQM alleged Rangers have picked up most of the workers who have gone missing during the year.

The list was submitted to the court by MQM Senator Mian Attiqui on behalf of the party and aggrieved families.

“Out of 100 party workers who went went missing in 2016, 90 per cent have been picked up from their houses by Rangers,” said Attiqui.

Read: MQM takes its sit-in over ‘missing workers’ to CM House

He added most were picked from their residences.

“We have lodged FIRs for all our missing party workers in respective police station of Karachi.”

The MQM senator added the list does not include the names of party workers who have been presented before a court of law.

“The court will club our list with the original missing persons’ case,” stated the senator.

The list of missing party workers contains all the relevant information including their identities, residential address and place from they were picked up, added Attiqui.

In April, MQM held a protest demonstration near the Chief Minister House against what it called the enforced disappearance of its workers.

Carrying placards and portraits of their fathers, sons or husbands, the participants, including women and children, called for “immediate release” of their loved ones.

Chief Justice Anwer Zaheer Jamali, while hearing missing persons’ case on March 18, had directed the MQM to submit a list of its missing persons to pursue the case.


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Comments (19) Closed

Concerned Pakistani May 02, 2016 02:50pm

Course of law should be followed by the law enforcers also.

Justice for All May 02, 2016 03:43pm

Dilemma of this country .. Nobody is accountable and specially when LEA violates then how come u expect justice in this society.. Supreme court should address & resolve this Missing Person issue on war footing basis.. Deeply sorrow to the families who r facing this situation..

shadab May 02, 2016 03:54pm

Most of the time they do drama like this , it is their political tactics.

shadab May 02, 2016 03:55pm

@Justice for All there is also some dilemma with this party.

MAK May 02, 2016 04:33pm

@shadab Hope never happened with your family & you will be reading such comments as you gave now...find out the fact before speak please..

Mohammad May 02, 2016 05:02pm

@Justice for All ...SC should also investigate into alleged RAW links with MQM politicians for spreading terrorism and bloodshed in country.

Anwar sohail May 02, 2016 05:11pm

No one can feel the pain and agony the families of missing persons going through. MQM workers have been picked up by agencies and being denied to present before the courts. People of Pakistan should raise voice against such cruelty. The dark nights no matter how dark are must be over. Muhajirs are seeing how they are being deprived.

Harmony-1© May 02, 2016 05:17pm

and then they will be disowned later.

Karachi May 02, 2016 05:20pm

Shame . Making Karachi the second Balochistan due to missing person.

Haider May 02, 2016 05:24pm

The question is why MQM is targeted by the LEAs? What about other parties and workers? Are they pious and innocent? The operation against a popular public party and denying its mandate is aggravating frustration among Muhajjirs which in turn may create feelings unfavorable to Pakistan. Please try to understand the situation before its too late.

AMjad May 02, 2016 05:37pm

@Concerned Pakistani No they are above law. They are law. Period.

Justice for All May 02, 2016 05:49pm

@SHADAB .... MAK comments is enough for u, pray this will not happen with your family.

@MOHAMMAD .... Please grow up & file case in court

Why mindset like u two afraid of giving power to local representatives.. Karachites still feeding more than 60% to other cities..

Farooq May 02, 2016 05:53pm

A very biased and MQM specific operation may not bring the desired results.

Fareed KN May 02, 2016 06:29pm

Here is a situation which no one but MQM alone should be blamed. Party has been led by a self centered Altaf Bhai who is more interested in self preservation, worldly comforts available in London. Why is n't he back in the country when MQM is disintegrating ? All those telephonic messages, gibberish language , shutting down businesses by his hooligans has backlash. MQM slowly but gradually has a melt down,

salim danish May 02, 2016 08:34pm

we want justice from chief justice of supreme court we also request chief justice to remove corrupt sind govt and ministers.

D May 02, 2016 10:27pm

Please provide MQM an equal political opportunity and a fair political environment to their workers where they treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

Orange County California USA

Kamal Pasha. May 03, 2016 12:55am

Nobody is missing. As soon as the Rangers were deployed in Sindh, they must have gone in hiding.

Haque Parast May 03, 2016 01:32am

@Fareed KN when you come out of your cave please look at the results of general elections 2013, by-elections NA246, NA245, local govt. elections, cantt elections, senate elections and every other possible election that MQM contested in past 30 years.

Khan , USA May 03, 2016 04:08am

Unaccountable kidnaps by the LEAs must be stopped !