KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM) Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar was arrested late Friday evening in Karachi, police and get together officers confirmed.
Based on MQM Pakistan spokesman Ameen ul Haq, Sattar was arrested when he was returning house after attending a marriage on the Pakistan Air Pressure (PAF) museum.
Sattar has been shifted to Chakiwara Police Station and is predicted to be introduced earlier than a court docket within the morning. Karachi Police chief has additionally confirmed the arrest.
Police officers stated personnel from the Metropolis Division had arrested the MQM chief in a case over hate speech, sedition, and incidents of violence in Karachi on August 22 final yr.
Police sources advised Geo Information that non-bailable arrest warrants had already been issued for Sattar.
Following Sattar’s arrest late Friday, numerous police personnel reached the MQM Pakistan central workplaces positioned in Karachi’s PIB Colony.
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On August 22 final yr, MQM’s staff turned to violence and surrounded the workplaces of media homes within the metropolis, upon its chief’s directives.
A number of anti-Pakistan slogans had been chanted through the get together chief’s reside telephonic speech. Not less than one particular person was killed within the violence that ensued after the provocative speech.
Following the speech, legislation enforcers had taken Sattar and MQM chief Khawaja Izharul Hasan into custody from exterior Karachi Press Membership.
The anti-Pakistan speeches, which had been delivered by MQM founder Altaf Hussain from London, strained relations between the Karachi-based get together’s self-exiled management within the UK and its staff and leaders in Pakistan.
The occasions of the day led to the get together splitting into two factions — the MQM-Pakistan severing ties and distancing itself from any assertion coming from the London-based leaders.
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