Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah Thursday chaired a high-level meeting on law and order situation in Karachi, three days after the attack on media houses by several workers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

According to local media reports, the provincial government is mulling over the option to close down ‘illegal’ Muttahida offices. The meeting was attended by Adviser on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui and other senior officials.

In a separate development, crackdown against MQM continues as law enforcement agencies have put locks to sector and unit offices across the city.

Muttahida offices in Federal B Area, North Nazimabad, North Karachi and other areas were shut. Notices have been displayed outside each of the offices closed by the security personnel that warn of action against anyone who tries to open the party centres.

Earlier on Thursday, security forces nabbed two women workers involved Monday’s attack on private news channels, while a criminal associated with militant wing of the party was arrested in Liaquatabad.

The crackdown was launched by Rangers and other law enforcement agencies after MQM supremo Altaf Hussain delivered a speech via telephone and instigated workers to storm media houses.

In the aftermath of the incident, key MQM leaders in Karachi; Dr Farooq Sattar and Amir Liaquat, were detained by the paramilitary force for eight hours.

They were released on Tuesday morning and in a press conference the same day, Dr Sattar, without mentioning Altaf’s name, sidelined the Muttahida supremo.

Amir Liaquat went on to quit his political career later that day and cited turmoil in the party for the decision.

In the latest development in party affairs, Waseem Akhtar was elected Mayor of Karachi on Wednesday after polling was conducted around eight and a half months after local government elections were organised in Sindh.