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MQM protest sit-ins end after 8 workers freed

MQM protest sit-ins end after 8 workers freed

sittKARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced to call off sit-ins across the metropolis after the release of eight out of 15 workers, who were arrested by the rangers in a raid on party’s main office on Abul Isfahani Road.

Talking to media in Friday’s small hours, MQM leader Faisal Sabzari said half of the captured workers, are being freed right now; meanwhile, legal procedures are being adopted for the release of the remaining.

Sabzwari asserted his party—MQM supports targeted operation in Karachi, but not at the cost of injustices and wrongdoings to the others. He also added his party will continue raising its voice against all injustices.

The MQM leader emphasized the decision to end the sit-in has been made after the release of party workers.

It is pertinent to note here that, the MQM, feeling distraught over the arrest of workers during a late night rangers crackdown, had kicked off sit-ins across the metropolis in protest against the arrests of nearly two dozen workers.

Addressing the participants of the sit-in earlier in the day, MQM leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui warned it will go too far, if the workers are not set free.

It should be mentioned here that the Muttahida commenced the protest sit-ins opposite Chief Minister House at 5am Thursday. The workers and the leaders were in unison in their demand regarding the release of the workers.

Siddiqui also reiterated the formation of new provinces in Sindh.

Reacting to the arrest of the activists, the Muttahida leaders decided to sit on key points of the megacity in order to protest against the apprehensions. The areas where the sit-ins were staged, include Nagan Chowrangi, Five Star Chowrangi, Nazimabad Chowrangi, Liaquatabad’s Alkaram Square, Gulshan Chowrangi, Star Gate on Shahra-e-Faisal, Numaish Chowrangi, Teen Talwar and Landhi-6.

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