KARACHI - Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has decided to distance itself from ToRs alliance in a reaction over the arrest of party workers.

According to details, the decision was taken in a meeting held early Wednesday.

The emergency meeting was presided over by MQM Senior Deputy Convener Amir Khan at MQM’s headquarters Nine-Zero to discuss various ongoing issues, especially, what MQM terms, the illegal raids and arrests of party workers.

The meeting reviewed all the issues thoroughly and reached at a conclusion that the government and the Opposition had put no ears to Muhajirs issues and sufferings. It was said that the raids and arrests became routine phenomena of the Rangers, police and law-enforcement agencies, while the political, financial, educational and physical killings were also continuing.

The senior deputy convener said that the rights of Muhajirs were being violated by some conspiring elements among the authorities, especially ban on media appearances of MQM chief and debarring the political activities of MQM. 

He said that even in the Opposition alliance on ToRs against the Panama Leaks, no voice was raised against the discrimination with Muhajirs.

The meeting then decided to distance itself from the Opposition alliance on ToRs and asked its representatives to leave the alliance against the government.

It also decided to launch a peaceful protest against the ongoing biased operation in Karachi. It also condemned the illegal raids and arrests of the workers and supporters.