Magistrate directs police to arrest Farooq Sattar, other MQM-P’s leaders


A judicial magistrate on Monday directed the police to arrest Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader (MQM-P) Farooq Sattar and four other party leaders for violating the loudspeaker act and bring them to court by July 9.

In 2015, the police registered a case against nine leaders of MQM-P and nearly 2,000 ‘unknown MQM men’ for violating the said act. The arrest order was also issued for Nasreen Jalil, Haider Abbas Rizvi and Faisal Sabzwari.

The party held a rally on MA Jinnah Road against the arrest of party workers, particularly during the Rangers raid at the party’s sector offices where nearly a dozen workers, including the party’s sector and unit in-charge, were arrested.

The case was registered at the Soldier Bazaar police station on behalf of the state.