HYDERABAD: A team of the law-enforcement agencies picked up sub-inspector Shahid Noor, said to be the beat in-charge in the special branch of police in a raid during which an activist of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Awais Azeem, was also said to have been taken away late on Tuesday evening.

It is learnt that the raid was carried out to arrest Awaiz Azeem but the SB official posted at Latifabad was picked up for offering resistance to the law-enforcers as the former is the brother-in-law of the latter.

Mr Azeem is a resident of Karachi and according to sources he was acting as a coordinator of MQM’s parliamentary party leader in the National Assembly Dr Farooq Sattar.

Noor’s family shared details of the raid with other special branch officers. A text message sent to Dr Sattar requesting him to confirm or deny whether Azeem was associated with him or his party in any manner was not responded.

Noor lives in Latifabad Unit-11 opposite Govt Degree College. “He is not yet been released,” SB sources said on Wednesday evening.

Published in Dawn, July 14th, 2016