Sindh Rangers on Monday morning arrested Muthaida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha in a raid.
“Rangers arrested MQM Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha during a raid at his apartment in the Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of the metropolis,” a statement issued by the MQM.
MQM stalwart Wasay Jalil and Nadeem via twitter confirmed the arrest.
— Wasay Jalil (@WasayJalil) March 20, 2016
— Nadeem Nusrat (@nadeem_nusrat) March 20, 2016
Rangers have not confirmed about the arrest as was claimed by MQM.
MQM statement further added that, Pasha was made deputy convener of the coordination committee a year ago, and is believed to be an important figure in MQM’s organisational structure and has held various posts with the political party.
The arrest comes after MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar, in an earlier press conference, had accused the Rangers of torturing and interrogating “40 under-trial prisoners” belonging to the MQM imprisoned at Karachi Central Jail, and “pressuring the workers to leave the party”.
He alleged the workers were being forced to fill out a pro forma and told that they would be allotted every facility in prison, cases against them would be withdrawn and they would be released only if they changed their loyalty.