KARACHI: A First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged against nine leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Friday for several violations of law during a protest rally held earlier in Numaish Chowrangi, Karachi. The FIRs were penned down against the MQM leaders for violating the loudspeaker act under section 144 of the Pakistan Penal Code, for setting up road blocks and for harassing citizens.
According to Superintendent Police (SP) Jamshed Town, cases have been registered against Haider Abbass Rizvi, Dr. Farooq Sattar, Waseem Akhtar, Nasreen Jaleel, Mohammad Hussain, Kamaal Pasha, Kanwar Naveed Jameel and Faisal Sabzwari. In a message tweeted on social media website Twitter, MQM leader Wasay Jaleel stated that an FIR had also been registered against him even though he is in London. He criticized the Sindh government and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) calling the FIR as “cheap tactics” of the PPP government.The police closed all roads leading to the Rangers Headquarters by placing containers. The water cannons to disperse the crowd were also brought at the Chowrangi.