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Police raid MQM leader Khawaja Izhar's house

KARACHI: Police raided the residence of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan on Friday. No arrests have been made as yet, a senior police officer told Dawn.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of reports of the raid and ordered the suspension of the station house officer at a Sohrab Goth police station.

The chief minister also sought a report from Inspector General Police Sindh A.D. Khawaja regarding the raid.

The MQM has been in the midst of a crisis since party chief Altaf Hussain issued controversial anti-Pakistan statements. Following the incident, party leadership in Pakistan distanced itself from the London offices and Altaf.

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