KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Wednesday declared two days of sorrow in Karachi, calling for businesses to remain closed over the custodial death of a party activist at the Aziz Bhatti police station.
Shortly after the mourning call, shops and businesses begin to close down in various parts of Karachi, including MA Jinnah Road, blocks 17 and 18 Gulistan-e-Johar, and Malir.
A post-mortem of departed Muttahida Qaumi Movement activist Muhammad Waseem, who was seized at the Aziz Bhatti police station, disclosed that there were marks of torment on his body.
The initial post-mortem reports says that the diseased endured a head injury after being beaten hard with a direct object. It also reveals that the victim suffered asphyxiation resulting in cardio – respiratory failure.
Subsequently, the additional Inspector General Sindh police Ghulam Qadir Thebo suspended Station House Office Masood Razzaq, while the other four police officers, who were investigating Waseem, were also detained and a first-information report (FIR) is filed against them.
MQM chief Altaf Hussain, in a statement, expressed his condolences upon the passing of the party worker and said all the party members were united in this affliction.
Muhammad Waseem was detained yesterday from Dalmiya after police recovered arms from his possession. His dead-body is being shifted to his home in Baldia Town. As maintained by police, Waseem was arrested due to his involvement in theft.