KARACHI - Rangers overnight conducted a raid at a house located in the megacity area of Azizabad and arrested a man.

The captured man, Muazzam Ali Shah, is a local businessman and has political sympathies for Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM).

According to details, heavy contingent of Rangers' officials raided Mutassal House near Abu Tarab Imambargah early Sunday morning and arrested Moazzam Ali and also confiscated his laptop. Moreover, the suspect was transferred to undisclosed location for interrogation.

The family protested against his detention and demanded immediate release whereas the MQM has denied any relations with Moazzam and said that the family has been living in the area for many years but Moazzam has no links with the MQM.

Meanwhile, police arrested six accused including drug peddler, extortionist in different areas and recovered arms and drugs from their possession.

SP Gushan, Abid Qaim Khani said that police conducted targeted operation against the law violators in Bahadur, Sherpao Basti and Darwais Colony areas of Karachi.

During targeted actions six accused including an extortionist and a drugs smuggler were arrested. The police also recovered weapons, drugs and bear from the possession of the nabbed culprits. Separate cases have been registered against the detainees and investigation was underway.

Saulat being punished due to Altaf’s ill-doings

MQM's former member Saulat Mirza's wife stated that her husband was being punished due to wrong doings of Altaf Hussain and the MQM.

She stated that Mirza's name was not in the First Information Report (FIR) so why was he being punished.

In an exclusive interview with a private television channel Sunday, Mirza's wife stated that the case should be reinvestigated and the true facts should be highlighted. She stated that her husband was not the only one culprit and others involved in the crime should also be punished.

She also stated that she received three threatening calls in a day. She stated that the caller threatened that Mirza and her wife were not doing the right thing and the consequences of their actions would be dire.

Mirza's wife stated that the MQM chief used to say that Saulat is their tiger, now he says that he has never heard of him. She stated that various MQM leaders were in contact with her husband but now they are lying about it.

She stated that she met with the Sindh governor numerous times and even talked to Hussain via fax. Mirza's wife stated that they were in contact with Muhammad Anwar in London and they updated him about the details of the case.

Mirza's wife stated that her husband did not give the video statement in anybody's pressure. She stated that the motive behind it was to protect those people who are being used by the MQM. Mirza's wife also informed that her husband was not able to attend the funeral of his parents due to the party.