MQM to stage country wide protest against killing today

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will hold a nationwide protest today (Friday) against the enforced disappearances and killings of its workers, Aaj News reported.

Addressing a press conference, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said that pain clothes officials of law enforcement agencies were abducting MQM workers but police had denied any involvement in the raids.

He said that 21 missing workers of the party were not produced in the court so far. He said that the MQM was following all legal ways for the recovery of the workers.

If the government, army and police could not provide party workers and leaders with adequate security and protection, they should step aside and the MQM would come forward for its own protection, he added.

He further said that if extra-judicial killings and kidnapping of their party workers were not stopped, they would continue to be staged all over the country.