MQM-P’s Sattar writes in to Sindh Police, seeks security citing life threats

KARACHI: Senior MQM-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Tuesday wrote in to the Sindh Police high-ups, seeking security in view of threats to his life.

In a letter to Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ghulam Nabi Memon, Additional IG Imran Yaqub and the Karachi Commissioner, Sattar recalled that that even before the February 8 general elections, he had started receiving life threats from unknown persons.

“Later when I brought it in the notice of the authorities, I was provided with a police mobile van, which would escort me to different places. However, later the security was withdrawn,” he said, adding, “Similarly two security guards, who remained deployed outside my house during nighttime, have also been called back.”

In the letter, the MQM-P leader informed that last year he had seen some armed men strolling outside his residence. “It was then when Javed Alam Odho, who was then the additional IG, had ordered deployment of two guards outside my house.”

Giving more details, he has said that he has received threats from MQM-London, Balochistan Liberation Army and other banned outfits. “Similarly my life is also in danger because of my opposition to encroachers who are active in Surjani Town, which lies in my constituency.”

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