The recent arrest of our party workers in different parts of the city in the past week is to spoil the efforts against the coronavirus pandemic, said an MQM-P spokesman. During last week four important workers of MQM-P were taken into custody one of them is Asif Ali Khan, who is the party’s central executive committee member, second one is Rehan Ali who is the Assistant of Mayor Karachi and two others are coordinator and security in-charge of Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi. The MQM-P spokesperson claimed that officials in plainclothes picked up these four workers during last week and they were not disclosing their whereabouts yet, he added. According to reliable sources all these four workers very much closed to leadership as Asif Ali Khan the close aide of Senior Deputy Convener, Aamir Khan and Asif joint Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) with Aamir Khan during Altaf Hussain’s tenure and he was the one who was also given a ticket for the Azizabad Provincial Assembly from MQM Pakistan in the general election of 2018. As per record Asif Ali Khan was also arrested for killing Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers during the 1992 operation. Rehan Ali used to be guard of Altaf Hussain’s tenure now he’s serving as an assistant to Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar, and he has been involved in corruption as front man of Mayor Karachi. As per details Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui Coordinator Shahid Ilyas and security in-charge Adil Ansari, they both used to work for MQM London’s military wing. But for these two, MQM-P did not issue any statement yet. Earlier Police had claimed they had arrested ‘head of the terror wing of Indian intelligence agency RAW in Karachi, Shahid Ilyas alias ‘Muttahida’ and his two accomplices. “The families of the detained workers and the party members are in deep sorrow,” said the MQM-P spokesperson. The spokesperson told that Rehan Ali was an old guard of the party and now serving as an assistant to Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar and Asif Ali Khan, is the senior woeker and he is the party’s central executive committee member too. MQM-P leaders demanded that the federal and the Sindh governments along with the relevant authorities should take notice of the arrests of party workers and order their immediate release.