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MQM kicks off ‘hunger strike till death’ campaign

Karachi: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has kicked off staging ‘hunger strike till death’ in Karachi over arrests, human rights violations and raids on its workers’ homes and offices, it has been reported.

Senior Deputy Convener of Rabita Committee Doctor Farooq Sattar, Deputy Convener Naveed Jameel, MNAs and other party workers were present in the camp set up in front of Karachi Press Club for the strike.

MQM chief Altaf Hussain while addressing the workers of his party said that Rangers, police and other institutions have become their enemies and were raiding on party workers’ homes and exercising arrests MQM members and workers.

It is the constitutional and moral responsibility of courts to order closure of those law enforcement agencies (LEAs) who are involved in illegal harassment of innocent people of the state, Altaf asserted.

He went on to say that law enforcement agencies were also involved in violations of human rights in Karachi and it was the duty of courts to assure the justice.

Moreover, without exposing the name of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Mustafa Kamal, MQM leader said that the city being handed over to those people who were kicked out of the party over corruption charges.

He informed that hundreds of workers had been arrested within last three years and among them 150 workers were missing and 62 had been killed.