KARACHI: Rangers on Monday arrested MQM Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Shahid Pasha from his home in Gulistan-e- Jauhar

MQM Spokesman Wasey Jalil said that the Rangers personnel arrested Pasha during a raid at his residence.

The MQM strongly condemned the arrest terming it unwarranted and tantamount to provocation. The Rangers have kept the arrest secret.

Pasha was appointed as MQM coordination committee deputy convener a year ago and he was considered to be a leading figure in reorganizing the party.

MQM senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar accused Rangers of subjecting 40 MQM workers to torture in Karachi Central Jail and forcing them to quit MQM. “Efforts are under way to change loyalties of MQM workers through intimidation and inducement,” he alleged .