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MQM Deputy Convener arrested by Rangers

A supporter of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) waves party flags

Islamabad : Pakistan’s Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee Deputy Convener, Shahid Pasha, has been arrested by Rangers personnel in a raid on Monday.

“Rangers arrested MQM Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha during a raid at his apartment in the Gulistan-i-Jauhar area of the metropolis,” the Express Tribune quoted a statement issued by the party as saying.

MQM spokesperson Wasay Jalil confirmed about Pasha’s arrest.

No official statement regarding the arrest has, however, been issued by the Rangers yet.

Pasha believed to be an important figure in MQM’s organisational structure was made the deputy convener of the Rabita Committee an year ago.

His arrest comes days after MQM leader Dr. Farooq Sattar accused the Rangers of torturing and interrogating 40 under-trial MQM prisoners imprisoned at Karachi Central Jail. (ANI)

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