PM, Army Chief likely to meet today to discuss Karachi situation

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KARACHI (Web Desk) – A meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif is expected today (Thursday) where Karachi s prevailing security situation will come under discussion, Dunya News reported.

Both will also exchange views on case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain a day after death row convict Saulat Mirza’s startling revelations.

Earlier, Saulat Mirza in his recorded video statement leveled grave allegations against MQM chief Altaf Hussain and other party leaders including Babar Ghauri and Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad.

Mirza stated that the MQM chief used to give instructions either directly or through Babar Ghauri. He accused that former MD KESC Shahid Hamid and Azeem Tariq were murdered on Altaf Hussain`s directives.

He further claimed that those workers who are still of use to the party but have been arrested are given protection by Governor Sindh.

Last week, a heavy contingent of Rangers personnel also seized heavy weapons and ammunitions during raid on MQM headquarters in Azizabad area of Karachi and arrested dozens of party activists, including a suspected target killer involved in TV journalist Wali Babr`s murder.

The MQM is widely accused of violence, extortion and running an armed militia, allegations the party denies, although it acknowledges that individual members may be involved in criminality.

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