19 MQM offices razed, over 200 unit offices sealed in Pakistan

Karachi : Further cracking down on Pakistan’s MQM, authorities have demolished around 19 of the party’s offices and sealed another 219 of its sector and unit offices besides the headquarters for being ‘illegally’ constructed on government land.

 The offices of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in different areas of Karachi were razed by the Sindh government and law enforcement agencies as they were illegally constructed on plots earmarked for schools, playgrounds and libraries, senior police officials said.

“The MQM had constructed these buildings after forcibly grabbing government land,” SSP Rao Anwar said.

The crackdown on the MQM – the single largest party in Karachi – started earlier this week soon after party leader Altaf Hussain made anti-Pakistan comments during speeches at a hunger strike camp in Karachi and at a function in the US.