Karachi—Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Coordination Committee member and Member National Assembly Dr Farooq Sattar on Sunday accused the Rangers of torturing 40 party workers imprisoned at the Karachi Central Jail. He said conspiracy of minus one formula against MQM is being hatched, adding that efforts are being made to disintegrate MQM. MNAs and MPAs of MQM are being contacted from unknown numbers and are asked to join the party present on the other side of the bridge. Farooq Sattar said ‘some powers’ are forcing under-trial MQM prisoners in the jail to change their loyalties or face consequences. He claimed the Rangers and police on Friday night raided a barrack in central jail and tortured MQM prisoners.
The prisoners were given a form with a message to support “a specific individual”, said MQM leader without naming any dissident party leader like Mustafa Kamal. He claimed that workers were forced to change loyalties with a written guarantee. “Let me clear that the situation is not similar to that of 1992,” underlined Sattar.