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MQM Demands a Judicial Commission to Probe Workers Disappearances

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Calling upon the federal and provincial governments to help recover missing party workers, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, Farooq  Sattar, Wednesday sounded off grave concerns over blazing violation of laws in Karachi, media reported.

Farooq  Sattar

Farooq Sattar

“There are hundreds of warrantless arrests of MQM activists on record. Many of them were picked up by plainclothesmen during the ongoing operation in the metropolis. They were savagely tortured. Many of them remain unaccounted for to date. Their whereabouts are known only to those who took them away”, said he addressing a press conference at the MQM headquarters, commonly referred to as Nine Zero.

Dr Sattar said that MQM also moved the courts of law against these violations but to no avail.

“We did plead with the honorable court to intervene in the case of missing workers. It turned out to be an exercise in futility. We have no clue as to what became of out comrades. We suspect some of them have been killed extra-judicially”, Sattar said further.

Demanding of the government to form a judicial commission to investigate into political workers disappearances, Dr Sattar suspected an ‘organized extra-judicial killing campaign’ was in full swing against its activists.

“We also believe that two of MQM’s missing workers are buried in unmarked graves at a Hyderabad cemetery”, the MQM Coordination Committee member said.

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