KARACHI: A day after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) began a hunger strike unto death protest, six of its arrested workers were released from police custody on Thursday on the orders of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
The men were arrested from the party’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar sector this past week. The CM had asked the city police chief AD Khowaja to release the men if they were not involved in any cases.
Murad said he did not wish to intervene in police’ affairs but could not allow any police official to detain innocent people. He said he was clear in his policy to make police stations public friendly and that no police officer would be allowed to harass citizens.
“Nobody in my government would be allowed to support criminals,” the CM was reported to ahve categorically stated.
The IG had informed the CM that the men were arrested from the party’s sector in Gulistan-i-Jauhar and were included in an investigation; however, they were later informed to have been released.