“Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Karachi, Abdul Qadir Thebo should do his crime-fighting job, instead of poking political statements at the MQM,” a handout issued by the party’s Coordination Committee said.
Earlier, while claiming the black sheep in police were being culled, Thebo told reporters that among others the MQM was also hit by factionalism.
“Rifts among various groups within the MQM are widening. A flare-up in their conflicts could prove disastrous for the metropolis” Thebo had said adding, “There was no political party that could be said was free of militant or criminal elements.”
The MQM also blamed that the top brass of the law enforcement agency was godfathering the land and water-tanker mafias in Karachi.
“What has the AIGP done so far in this regard? Did he take action against the cops who have been found guilty of running private torture cells? How many activists of the outlawed outfits have been rounded up since he assumed his office? We want answers to the questions,” the MQM said.
It is worth noting that while the whole town was talking about it, Thebo had no idea whatsoever about a Rangers aid on the house of Citizens-Police Liaison Committee chief Ahmed Chinoy.
“Neither have I any clue about the raid nor anyone lodged any complaint for it. I have just learnt it from you,” Thebo said replying to a reporter earlier in the day.
Karachi top cop, however, reiterated that police was cracking down on the violent criminals in the city regardless of their political affiliations.