Saturday, May 2, 2009

Police conspiring to launch 92-like operation: MQM

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Rabita Committee has alleged that police administration is hatching conspiracy to launch 1992-like crackdown in Karachi.
The Members MQM Rabita Committee London including Muhammad Anwer, Tariq Jawaid, Saleem Shahzad, Mustafa Azizabadi and Ashfaq were addressing a press conference via telephone from London at Karachi Press Club.
Muhammad Anwer said “Inspector General of Sindh Salahuddin Babar and Capital City Police Officer Karachi Wasim Ahmed have misguided the prime minister in their briefing about Karachi violence.”
The Rabita Committee said that “Police authorities are making a plot for 1992-like operation.”
“The CCPO has tried to give the recent spat of violence in Karachi as an ‘ethnic’ color,” it said. The committee warned that MQM would take an extreme step if IG Sindh and CCPO Karachi were not replaced or removed.
The Rabita Committee further alleged that IG Sindh Salahuddin Babar had been patronizing the land and drug mafias in the city. No action was taken against the land and drug mafia despite the fact that they were identified, it said.
“If both officials were not removed, the MQM would not give any ultimatum, but make a decision,” it said.
Deputy Convener MQM Rabita Committee, Dr. Farooq Sattar and other MQM leaders including Shoaib Ahmed Bukhari, Dr. Sagheer Ahmed and Baber Khan Ghauri joined the press conference at KPC.

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