My suspension will not lead to Izhar’s release: Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Senior police official Rao Anwar has threatened to quit police department in a protest against his suspension and said that his suspension will not lead to MQM leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan’s release. “I am waiting to receive my suspension orders. I may resign from police department as a protest,” Anwar said while speaking to media in Karachi. His media talk comes a few hours after Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah directed Inspector General of police to suspend Rao Anwar. The police official defended his action of arresting opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly, claiming that the MQM leader is wanted in a number of cases including those of hate speech and recent incidents of setting buses on fire. Anwar further asserted that MQM Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar should also be arrested. He said that there is a no need to take permission from Speaker of the assembly before arresting any member of the provincial or national assembly. “Days before today, Rangers arrested them but no such permission was taken from the speaker of the house,” said Anwar. He also blamed Izhar and his party of planning more attacks in the city and warned that his suspension will not

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