I don’t feel too safe, Zulfiqar Mirza tells moves SHC

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Former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza on Monday moved Sindh high court for his security as he alleged Zardari wants to kill him in a fake police encounter.

In his plea, Mirza requested the Sindh High Court (SHC) to provide him with security as he feared PPP and its top leadership could kill him in a police encounter.

Earlier in an interview, Mirza said he is waiting for Fehmida Mirza’s signal to turn himself over to the police.

Mirza father said his wife Fehmida Mirza was handling the situation as she had a better understanding and experience. “Till now there is consensus between her, myself, my lawyers and workers that we should offer our arrest and not fight the law.”

“I welcome these FIRs because the people I was trying to expose for the last few months have shown their face to the entire nation,” Mirza said.

Meanwhile, a strike was observed in Golarchi town following the registration of a case against Zulfiqar Mirza at a police station in his hometown Badin.

On Sunday, Mirza, along with hundreds of supporters and gunmen, broke into the Model Police Station and asked DSP Badin Abdul Qadir Samoon to register a case against PPP MNA Sardar Kamal Khan Chang and police officers for acting against his men.

Police had arrested Mirza’s aide Nadeem Mughal on Sunday but he was freed by his supporters.

Shortly after the incident, Mirza and his gunmen forced shopkeepers to shut down their businesses in Badin city. Video footage showed the enraged former home minister barge into the police station, break the glass table in the deputy superintendent’s office, and hurl abuses at him.

On the complaint of a local trader, a case was later registered against Mirza, 21 of his aides and several unidentified men under Anti-Terrorism Act on charges of attacking a police station and forcibly shutting down markets in the district.

The situation was still tense in different parts of Badin as shops and trade centres were remained closed in Golarchi today. Unidentified men burned tires at different points of the Badin-Karachi highway.

The local administration has deployed a large contingent of police personnel on the road leading up to Mirza farm.