KARACHI – The Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mohaz staged a protest against the arrest of industrialist Sikandar Jatoi, demanding his immediate release.

Led by JSQM’s central general secretary Bashir Khaskheli, Maqsoon Qureshi and others, a large number of workers gathered outside the Press Club here on Sunday. They were carrying placards with photos of Sikandar Jatoi demanding the government to release the industrialists.

It may be noted that the Sikandar Jatoi’s son Shah Rukh Jatoi has been nominated in the murder case of Shahzaib, a youth who was killed in Defence area of the city a couple of weeks ago. Civil society organisations and people from all walks of life took rallies demanding the arrest of Shah Rukh Jatoi, who is still at large. Following the suo moto notice taken by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Sikandar Jatoi was arrested after he appeared in the apex court in Islamabad.

While addressing the protesters, the JSQM leaders said that Mr. Jatoi is innocent and has been implicated in the case for being a Sindhi industrialist. They alleged that Mr Jatoi is being tortured in police custody. Even, his family members are not allowed to meet him, the protesting JSQM leaders claimed.

They demanded that Sikandar Jatoi must be released immediately and thorough investigation should be initiated into case.