Anti-state literature, weapons recovered from Nine Zero

Karachi: The Sindh Rangers have recovered anti-state literature and weapons from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s headquarter Nine Zero, in a targeted operation. 

Brigadier Khurram Shahzad revealed to the media here on Tuesday that anti-state literature, 5 SMGs, 2 TT pistols and 10 Kalashnikovs have been recovered from Nine Zero.
The MQM headquarter Nine Zero was sealed yesterday night after the party workers stormed Karachi city and besieged the offices of ARY, Samaa and Geo channels, the media reported here on Tuesday (today).

According to police, MQM’s zonal office in Hyderabad, many other sectors and unit offices have also been sealed.
MQM’s Deputy Convener Farooq Sattar and Khawaja Izharul Hassan have been released by Rangers officials after a short arrest.

Earlier, Sindh Rangers’ personnel entered the MQM headquarter Nine Zero and took five senior MQM members into custody. According to details, the Rangers arrested Farooq Sattar, Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain, Khawaja Izharul Hassan, Arshad Vohra and Khawaja Sohail.

Meanwhile, the MQM’s official website has also been shut down.

An interesting video worth watching is, when outside the Karachi Press Club, Farooq Sattar asks the Rangers personnel for two minutes wait but they refuse and take him away.

Additionally, Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar directed a tight operation against the MQM involved in violence and assaulting the private media houses.

“Nobody would be allowed to disrupt the peace of the city,” the DG Rangers said in a statement released by law enforcement agency.

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Meanwhile, one person died and many others were injured yesterday as MQM demonstrators ransacked the ARY and Samaa News channels offices yesterday evening.

It was claimed that MQM protesters assaulted the media houses for not giving coverage to their six-day long hunger strike in front of Karachi Press Club (KPC).

According to the sources, the MQM workers also set a police mobile and a bike on fire. Moreover, a cameraman of Samaa News and reporter of Dunya News Fahad Qamar had also been injured in the incident.

The protesters also pelted stones at the police, due to which two police officials had been wounded. Meanwhile, the incidents of firing by the MQM workers happened in the Zainab Market Karachi after which furious mob attempted to set ablaze Samaa News DSNG. Soon after the aerial firing, the Rangers’ personnel reached Karachi press club and uprooted the party’s hunger strike camp.

Moreover, massive traffic jam was witnessed on main roads of Karachi.

Separately, the Sindh government yesterday decided to shut down all offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement after its chief Altaf Hussain’s violent and provocative speeches.

“We will take action against the MQM according to the law after today’s slogans,” Maula Baksh Chandio, Special Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

It is not just a matter of Sindh government. It is a matter of concern for all state institutions and security forces, he maintained.

“Nobody can allow raising slogans of Pakistan Murdabad in this country as its not occupied Kashmir”, he added.

Furthermore, members of MQM reportedly are resigning and joining  Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP).