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Reuters: Pakistan arrests Karachi mayor-elect, opposition politicians


Reuters: Pakistan arrests Karachi mayor-elect, opposition politicians
 Posted on: 7/19/2016
Pakistani authorities on Tuesday arrested the mayor-elect of Karachi and two other prominent opposition politicians, police said, accusing them of aiding criminals and militants.

Waseem Akhtar, a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party, was elected mayor of Karachi in December but has not yet taken office due to delays in finalizing local council elections in a couple of areas of the city.

Saqib Ismail, a senior police officer in Karachi, told Reuters Akhtar and another MQM member, Rauf Siddiqui, were arrested on suspicion of sheltering and providing medical treatment to alleged militants and criminals.

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12/8/2016 10:06:53 AM