Pro-Altaf, threatening banners displayed outside SHC

KARACHI: Unknown persons on Monday displayed threatening banner outside Sindh High Court (SHC) inscribed with slogans in favor of MQM chief Altaf Hussain.
“Jo Quaid-e-Tehreek ka ghaddar, who maut ka haqdar (Quaid’s traitor deserves death),” reads the banner, a slogan MQM supporters allegedly chant for party’s deserters.
It is not yet clear who the target of the banner was as MQM Pakistan has disowned Altaf Hussain and another group of dissidents has formed Pak Sarzameen Party.
One of the banners was placed outside the Sindh High Court (SHC) right under a CCTV camera.
Police reached the scene, removed the banner and seized a vehicle parked outside SHC.
Reacting to the development, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Anis Advocate that the days of MQM chief were numbered.
“Those placing such banners are putting themselves in trouble,” he said, adding that the Urdu speaking community has awakened.
To a question, he said Farooq Sattar doesn’t have the courage to speak against the Muttahida founder.
PTI leader Faisal Vawda termed it a failure of the federal and provincial governments.
“The idol of fear has been broken in Karachi. This is an attempt to divert the attention of nation from Panama leaks,” he said.
Sindh minister Jam Khan Shoro downplayed the issue. “Why are you taking it seriously,” responded the minister when asked about the presence of threatening banners in the city.

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