12 MQM offices razed in Karachi, Over 200 sealed

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In ongoing crackdown against illegal MQM offices in Karachi, the authorities have demolished twelve offices of the party so far.

Last night, police and Rangers searched MQM’s office at Pakistan Chowk near railway ground. The office was demolished later.

MQM offices were also bulldozed in Aram Bagh, Kharadar, District East, Malir and other areas of the metropolis over the past three days. A decision has been taken to demolish 32 offices of the MQM located in different areas of Karachi.

Officials said the action is being taken, because the MQM offices were constructed on encroached land.

Moreover, MQM’s more than two hundred offices have been sealed till now after the exiled party chief Altaf Hussain and his supporters chanted anti-government slogans and attacked media houses in the city on Monday.

Three suspected terrorists belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were arrested during overnight raid while women activists were also detained on Friday for their involvement in attack on ARY News building.

The anti-terrorism court has remanded MQM leaders including Kanwar Naveed, Qamar Mansoor, Shahid Pasha and other 37 party activists in police custody for another two days.

Paramilitary Rangers forces sealed the MQM headquarters and media office on Tuesday and police also lodged a case of treason against Altaf Hussain after he said that “Pakistan is a cancer for the entire world” in his Monday address.

The government of Pakistan has said that it will not seek Altaf‘s extradition from Britain, but will pursue legal action against him for his recent provocative speech.

Scotland Yard is also conducting collecting evidence against the MQM founder.

Many residents have grown increasingly intolerant of MQM’s street protests, which severely disrupt life for millions of Karachi residents.

The MQM largely draws its support from the descendants of Urdu-speaking migrants from India who dominate Karachi and other urban centers of southern Sindh province.

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