MQM leaders meet US authorities ahead of PM Nawaz Sharif’s visit, claims Indian media
WASHINGTON – Ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s US visit next week, the MQM has appealed to the American government to impress upon the Pakistani leadership particularly security forces not to target its members in Karachi in the name of counter-terrorism operations.
In a meeting with State Department officials, MQM leader Farooq Sattar said that the situation in Karachi is “very volatile” and “can explode” any moment if steps are not taken now.
He said if Pakistani security forces continue to indulge in alleged massive human rights violations, arrests and subsequent disappearances of MQM supporters for no fault of theirs, the situation in Karachi might soon go out of control. –PTI