PPP turning blind eye towards MQM activists’ killings: Subzwari

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Friday accused Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) over turning a blind eye towards what he called illegal arrests and killings of MQM activists in the city.

Addressing a press briefing at Sindh Assembly, Opposition Leader in the assembly, Faisal Sabzwari said that the Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani deliberately adjourned the assembly session till Monday despite the presence of MQM lawmakers.

“The Pakistan People’s Party government knew that today we will raise the issue of our missing and killed activists in the assembly; therefore, the speaker postponed the session in hurry,” he said.

He said that two more tortured bodies of their activists, Qasim Ali Shah and Mohammad Ali Khan, were thrown by plainclothes in Qayyumabad.

“They were picked up by security personnel four months ago from Punjab and Karachi airport,” he said adding that both of them were activists of MQM Unit 132, Qasba, Aligarh Colony.

He said that they wanted to raise the issue of their missing activists in the session but it seems that PPP did not want to listen to their voice.

Speaking on the occasion, Syed Sardar Ahmed said that in case of indication of quorum, the speaker had to ring the bells for five minutes and after waiting for 15 minutes then he could adjourned the session, however, he said that the procedure was not followed and the speaker adjourned the session to avoid protest from MQM over its workers killings.

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