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Pakistan Rangers raid MQM headquarters in Karachi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Islamabad, March 11: A heavy contingent of paramilitary Pakistan Rangers raided the headquarters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Karachi on Wednesday morning, prompting protests by party activists and a call for a day of “peaceful mourning”, a media report said on Wednesday. According to sources, a number of party workers, including the party’s Rabita Committee, central coordition cell of the MQM, member Amir Khan were detained during the raid, Dawn online reported.0 Rangers personnel after breaking the barricades leading to MQM headquarters cordoned off the area and searched through departments of the party’s offices and raided adjoining houses and arrested a number of activists and leaders. According to Rangers spokerperson, Colonel Tahir, ammunition stolen from to containers was also seized during the search operation. MQM senior leader Haider Abbas Rizvi confirmed the raid and said that all the weapons seized by Rangers were licensed. (IANS)

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