KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Thursday claimed to have arrested 16 men belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for allegedly taking Fitra forcibly from Rizvia society area of Karachi.
According to statement issued by spokesperson, arrested persons were involved in collecting Fitra forcibly and Rs 31,500 were recovered from their possession. The spokesperson said that 1000 receipts related to collection of Fitra and other documents were also recovered from the possession of arrested persons.
According to statement, the paramilitary force will not allow anyone to take donations forcibly. He provided helpline 1101 to report about elements involved in such activities. He went on to say that holding a press conference in the favor of those who involved in collecting donations forcibly is practically the same as supporting them.
On the other hand, MQM Coordination Committee has condemned the raid and contended that under which law taking donation for welfare is crime. While addressing a press conference at party’s headquarter Nine-Zero, MQM leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that arrest of Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundations’ activists is tantamount to obstructing welfare activities.
MQM leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that MQM workers are being arrested without any reason. He said that over 25 workers had been arrested during the last weak.