KARACHI – Rangers have released 19 more Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists on early Friday morning. Three MQM workers were released on Thuesday.
Several MQM workers were arrested during a raid at the MQM headquarters and Khursheed Begum Secretariat in Azizabad area on Wednesday.
The raid was conducted on a tip-off regarding presence of suspected criminals at the MQM headquarters.
According to Rangers Spokesperson Col. Tahir, several suspects including Faisal Mota, Farhan Shabir alias Mulla, Amir Khan, Nadir and Obaid K2 have been arrested.
Rangers authorities have claimed that Faisal Mota was convicted by an anti-terrorism court in journalist Wali Babar`s killing while MQM leader Amir Khan has been taken into custody for interrogation.
The Rangers spokesperson further revealed that different kinds of local and imported weapons including Kalashnikovs, shotguns, 9mm pistols, hundreds of bullets and bullet-proof vests were seized during the raid. They believe that some of the weapons might have been stolen from NATO containers.