Altaf announces hunger strike unto death over Rangers operation


KARACHI: In a bid to register a strong protest against what he calls ‘extrajudicial killing’ and unlawful arrests of his party workers, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday announced a hunger strike unto death.


In a statement issued from London, he said that he had vowed to not bow down before the ‘oppressors’. Therefore, he added that he will fulfil his promise by sacrificing his life.

The MQM chief said that he will start his hunger strike as soon as he gets an approval from the local administration in London.

The announcement comes days after a Rangers’ raid on MQM headquarters Nine-Zero in Karachi, in which four party leaders including Qamar Mansoor and Rabita committee in-charge Kaiful Wara were detained and taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

Both leaders were, however, later released after satisfying the Rangers officials.

This was the second such raid on the MQM headquarters this year as dozens of workers and leaders among wanted suspects were arrested in the first search operation in March.