Foreign agencies warn MQM leaders to be on red alert

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI
International intelligence agencies on Monday warned the central leadership of the MQM to maintain vigilance and remain careful, as the party leaders’ lives were under threat in the present situation.
Sources said the Interior Ministry had forwarded a report to the MQM leadership, warning that following the unremitting target killings in Karachi, some of their leaders could be targeted, therefore Dr Farooq Sattar, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Mustafa Kamal, Faisal Sabzwari and others must be careful and limit their activities.
The sources added that the report had also been sent to the MQM Coordination Committee, in which it has been cautioned to ask all leaders to restrict their activities. Following the warning, the MQM Rabita Committee expressed concern over the threat, demanding the government take concrete steps to protect the lives of MQM leaders.
The committee said it was the constitutional and legal responsibility of the government to provide security to MQM leaders.