MQM unit, sector planned attack on media: Bilal

Bank officer arrested for rioting

Staff Reporter

Karachi—The Director General of Sindh Rangers, Major General Bilal Akbar has said that attack on media houses on August 22 was a pre-planned act.
Talking to media after visiting Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre here Monday, Bilal Akbar said, “August 22 attack was a pre-planned act and MQM Labour Division facilitated it.”
Muttahida Qaumi Movement labour division activists, working in two banks near Karachi Press Club, gathered boys from different areas for the attack, he said and added that they also arranged lunch for them, who launched attack after anti-state speech of MQM founder. Six accused including bank official Javed have been apprehended while another bank worker belonging to the party’s Labour Division Buland Khan is on the run. “We are searching for him,” said DG Rangers.
The escaped suspect Buland Khan was identified by under custody suspects, said Bilal Akbar, adding that arrested suspects identified people involved in the attack.
He said the arrested six suspects are being handed over to police.
Major General Bilal stated that MQM founder provoked the individuals associated with his party for the attack, further stating that 6 MQM workers involved in the attacks have been arrested till now who have given names of other accomplices.
Rangers DG said that the arrested culprits were being handed over to the police so that they may be presented in the court.
After announcing to distance themselves from party founder, Muttahida Qaumi Movement members were now taking legal consultation in order to introduce changes in the party’s constitution.
Sources indicate that important MQM leaders have also received copies of the party’s constitution for reviewing purposes whereas consultation from legal experts was also underway.
Sources state that the final decision regarding making changes in the party’s constitution will be made by the Rabita committee and that no one person or designation holder could make changes.

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