MQM lawmaker arrested in Karachi over alleged anti-state activities

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MQM lawmaker arrested in Karachi over alleged anti-state activities

KARACHI: Police department has confirmed the detainment of a former lawmaker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Nisar Panhwar, over his alleged involvement in anti-state activities, on Wednesday.

Karachi police department has confirmed the arrest of Nisar Panhwar, a Member of National Assembly (MNA) belonging to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Police officials said that Panhwar was seen raising anti-state slogan while heading a rally of a nationalist party.

They added that the former lawmaker had been seen raising slogans in favour of the MQM founder besides inciting people for terrorism.

A case has been filed against Nisar Panhwar under the anti-terrorism act (ATA) and other sections, police added.

He was produced before an anti-terrorism administrative court today which handed him to the police on five-day physical remand.

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