Pakistan

KARACHI – Muttahida Qaumi Movement London leaders Hasan Zafar Arif and Amjadullah were arrested on Tuesday again after being briefly released from the Central Jail.

Upon their release today, when the two leaders came outside the central jail, MQM London workers were there to welcome them. However, police shifted them to Nazimabad police station, where they were again arrested over an already registered case.

The two MQM London leaders were earlier arrested from Karachi Press Club, around two months ago when they arrived there to address a press conference.

The two leaders were detained under maintenance of public order by the Interior Ministry for 30 days, but their detention period was extended after the 30-day limit expired.

Rangers had detained the two MQM London Rabita Committee leaders and moved them to Central Prison in October. Amjadullah Khan was taken into custody after he hid inside the Karachi Press Club, while Rangers took Hasan Arif and another party worker Kunwar Khalid Younus into custody, Geo news reported.

The case against the two MQM London leaders is over facilitating MQM founder Altaf Hussain’s anti-Pakistan diatribe on August 22.

MQM London leader Nadeem Nusrat reacted strongly over the re-arrest of party’s leaders adding that it was an open injustice.

He slammed Pakistan Peoples Party as well for the arrests.

“These acts of vengeance have exposed Pakistan Peoples Party’s façade of democracy,” he stated.