Rangers arrest Rabita Committee member Kamal Mallick: MQM


The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) claimed Thursday that a member of its central coordination committee (Rabita Committee) Kamal Mallick has been arrested by Rangers personnel.

According to the MQM, Mallick was arrested when Rangers carried out a raid on his residence in Karachi’s North Nazimabadarea in the wee hours of Thursday.

In a press statement, the MQM said Rangers personnel stayed at Mallick’s house for two hours during which they confiscated a large number of academic documents and certificates as well as removing all CCTV cameras and video recording equipment which they took with them.

“A heavy contingent of Rangers raided the house of Kamal Mallick on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday around 2:30 am. They scaled the walls of his home and arrested him. No reason for the arrest has been given,” said the MQM statement.

Mallick was taken to an unidentified location after the raid, the MQM claimed.

The MQM says the Rabita Committee member, who has previously been the Nazim in Karachi’s Gulberg Town, suffers from a liver ailment and had undergone a liver transplant two years ago.

The press statement further added that senior party leader Farooq Sattar contacted Rangers officials, but they said that they had no knowledge of any such arrest or raid.

Farooq Sattar, Thursday said ongoing targeted operation in Karachi against criminal elements is being used to “eliminate” his party.

Addressing a press conference here, Sattar said a conspiracy is being hatched to sideline MQM from political arena and to replace it with some other political party by using the targeted operation.

He said Rangers arrested a member of the MQM’s Coordination Committee Kamal Malik by raiding his house located in North Nazimabad area last night.

The MQM leader said that Malik was the fourth Coordination Committee member who has been arrested, adding that no central figure of any other political party was arrested in ongoing Karachi operation.

He said MQM is concerned about Malik’s life and his medical condition as he added the arrested leader underwent an operation of liver transplant two years ago.

Sattar claimed the purpose of arrests is not to control crime in the city but to weaken the MQM.