KARACHI – Law enforcement agencies apprehended Allama Mirza Yousuf Hussain besides nearly 40 suspects in overnight raids in Karachi on Saturday, police officials said.

Yousuf Hussain, who is a prominent leader the Khateeb (Speaker) of Masjid Noor-e-Iman, was taken into custody by Police and Rangers during a pre-dawn joint action in Nazimabad.

Hussain has been shifted to an unknown location for interrogation.

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Hussain was present in the protest at Ancholi against the detention of former Senator Faisal Raza.

The arrest comes a day after police arrested Faisal Raza Abidi, former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senator, from his house in New Rizvia Society late Friday night.

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Abidi was arrested in connection with the killings of two persons in Patel Para area a day earlier.

On Friday, unknown armed motorcyclists had shot two men dead in Karachi’s Patel Para neighborhood. The victims were identified as Abdul Baqi – a resident of Balochistan – and Ameen Abidi.