MQM office ransacked as anger runs high in Orangi – The Express Tribune
In an unusual turn of events, citizens fed up with forced collection of fitra ransacked the office of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Orangi Town on Thursday.
This is a serious development if the reports are true than it will pose a problem for MQM in the coming elections. I would like to express one thing here correspondents who report incidents should not add their views in their stories.
The paper reproted:
On Wednesday night, 22-year-old trader Muhammad Shahid and Ikhlas Rasool, 13, were shot dead in a brawl between Shahid and some people, who had come to collect fitra. Another youngster, Danish Saleem, was injured in the clash.
“Shahid was being pressured to pay Rs40,000 as fitra,” said an official of Pakistan Bazar police station. “When he refused to comply, a heated argument ensued and some gunshots were also fired.”
I think this man is not telling the the truth. There is no doubt MQM has started collecting Fitra, but they are asking the amount,which is printed on receipt. It is Rs. 80/- My friends and family members living in Karachi said they no one pestered them for extra money. They came and collected the Fitra.