KARACHI: MQM’s former member of Sindh Assembly Nadeem Hashmi was arrested overnight after being charged with murder of two policemen.
Officials said Hashmi was arrested from his North Nazimabad residence. Muttahida Qaumi Movement has confirmed his arrest.
Police conducted a raid at his residence and took him in custody.
Sources said the arrest was made a hour after two policemen were shot dead near Landi Kotal Chowrangi late on Tuesday. The police registered the case in Pirabad police station and arrested Hashmi, who is MQM’s Unit Incharge and former MPA, from his residence.
MQM chief Altaf Hussian and Coordination Committee has condemned the arrest. MQM leader Khwaja Izharul Hasan, who arrived at Pirabad Police Station with workers, claimed that the murder charges were concocted and baseless.