Thursday, April 18, 2024

CM Sindh orders inquiry into violence during MQM Protest

Syed Murad Ali Shah, Sindh’s chief minister orders investigation into violence during the MQM protest near CM’s house.

Syed Murad Ali Shah called the Minister for Information Technology Amin ul Haque and expressed his sorrow about happenings that occurred outside the CM House.

“Such occurrences should not occur,” the chief minister stated in a telephone conversation with the leader of the MQM-P, adding that political issues should be resolved through dialogue and in a political manner.

In addition, Amin ul Haque brought up the matter of an MQM-P activist’s death in Tando Allahyar outside a court of law, which the two leaders decried as “ethnic-based insults.”

The chief minister also spoke on the phone with Sadaqat Hussain, an MQM-P member of parliament who was injured during a protest outside the CM House on Wednesday after being baton-charged by police.

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Upon learning of his condition, the chief minister expressed concern and wished him a speedy recovery. A statement from the chief minister read, “Such situations should not have occurred, and I ordered that you be released promptly by the police yesterday.”

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has ordered an investigation into the incidents that occurred outside the CM House on Wednesday and has urged the home secretary to give full information on the issue as soon as possible.

“It has been directed that the Secretary of the Home lead the investigation committee and ascertain who is responsible for the violent activities,” the commissioner of Karachi’s office said.

A statement issued on Wednesday by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM) stated that it would observe a black day tomorrow (Thursday) to protest police torture of party activists who were protesting outside the CM House against the recently passed Sindh LG law.

The MQM-P Convener, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, addressed a press conference outside the Karachi Press Club on Thursday, announcing that the party would observe a “black day” across the province on Thursday to protest the brutality of the Sindh police and demanding the immediate removal of Sindh IGP Mushtaq Mahar.

He warned that if Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah does not step down, “the doors of the city will be locked in his face.”

His letter also called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action against Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, and he requested that the Sindh Inspector General of Police be fired from his post on the same day.

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