MQM-P leader Shahid Pasha returns after 24-day ‘forced disappearance’

After ‘disappearing’ for the last 24 days, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Shahid Pasha has reportedly returned to the party headquarters in Karachi’s Bahadurabad area.

Pasha met with Amir Khan and other party leaders and apprised them about his ‘forced disappearance’ after suddenly turning up at the MQM-P head-office on Monday night, Express News reported.

He, however, left for home without speaking to media representatives. Other party leaders also avoided commenting on the episode on the occasion.

The family of the MQM -Pakistan’s deputy convener had moved the Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking his whereabouts two days after his disappearance in mysterious circumstances last month.

His wife had claimed that the personnel of law enforcement agencies intercepted the car Pasha was traveling in with a driver near the National Stadium on December 15.

Family petitions SHC regarding Shahid Pasha’s whereabouts

He was returning home from the party’s headquarters in Bahadurabad.

She said the personnel took away Pasha and his driver, who was later released, but her husband did not return home.

Before last month’s incident, Pasha was released from prison after an anti-terrorism court granted him bail in two cases pertaining to an incendiary speech delivered by his party founder Altaf Hussain over telephone from London in August, 2016.

The Artillery Maidan police had booked Pasha along with other party leaders on allegations of facilitating Altaf’s controversial speech delivered outside the Karachi Press Club and for praising its content.

Pasha was earlier released from Karachi Central Jail in July on bail

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