Several MQM offices demolished in Karachi


KARACHI: Five offices of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have been demolished on Thursday in different areas of Karachi’s Malir.


SSP Malir Rao Anwar said that the offices were constructed on land acquired illegally.

An office of the party was also demolished in Ahsanabad.

Many offices of the party have also been demolished in the city including unit offices near Mosmiyat and Quaidabad.

MQM offices in Sukhan, Sachal, and in the jurisdiction of Airport Police Station were also demolished.

The development comes after the name of Mukka Chowk, MQM’s stronghold, was changed earlier.

A notification is expected which will see the name of the famous landmark being changed to Shaheed-e-Milat Liaquat Ali Khan Chowk after Pakistan’s first prime minister.

Earlier, posters of MQM Quaid were removed from Mukka Chowk and Jinnah Ground.

The landmark was established in 1991 when Farooq Sattar was the city’s mayor and renovated in 2009 during the mayorship of Mustafa Kamal.

The development comes in the wake of MQM leader Farooq Sattar announcing that the party was distancing itself from provocative statements made by the MQM Quaid and his assuming control of the party.

Sattar further said that decisions regarding the MQM would now be made from Pakistan.