Karachi- Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan today alleged that intelligence agencies in plain clothes are involed in abductions of MQM workers.

He was speaking to journalists after boycotting Sindh assembly session amid uproar in the House. Hassan said 18 workers of MQM were already missing but yesterday five more were lifted by secret people in plain clothes. He said his party workers have been displaced and extra-judiciary killed by ‘unknown elements’. MQM leader said that Sindh government also was not aware of MQM missing persons adding that they were not blaming them for lifting their workers but raising questions over their performance.

He said Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah was nominated captain of Karachi operation but he was not performing like a captain and MQM workers are missing under his nose. Earlier, Sindh Assembly member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement today vehemently protested in the house over what they called ‘extra-judicial killings’ of the party workers in Karachi.

When the session began with Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza in chair, the opposition party lawmakers debated the matter of workers’ killings in Karachi. The debate lasted for around 35 minutes. It irked the MQM members who tore down copies of the agenda, rising in their seats, chanting slogans against the government, demanding that the house should debate the issue. The protest created chaos in the house which compelled the acting speaker to adjourn the session till tomorrow. Last Friday’s Sindh Assembly session also witnessed the same pandemonium when opposition parties led by the MQM protested over ‘fake’ appointments by the PPP provincial government.