IJT says workers kidnapped, tortured -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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IJT says workers kidnapped, tortured

KARACHI, Sept 20: The Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba on Thursday alleged that activists of the All Pakistan Muttahida Students Organisation kidnapped three of its workers and tortured them severely before releasing them.

However, the APMSO said such claims were part of the IJT’s on-going blame-game.An IJT spokesman said three of its workers, students of Government Mono-Technic College in Gulistan-i-Jauhar — Munib, Bilawal Bhatti and Abdul Hafeez — were kidnapped by APMSO activists. He said the IJT activists were kept at an unknown place, tortured and then released.

The spokesman accused the police of ‘taking sides and inaction’ when they were approached by the IJT to seek action against the suspects.

The IJT charges were refuted by a member of the APMSO reorganising committee, Arshad Shah, also a member of the Sindh Assembly, who said the IJT was accusing the APMSO only to malign the MQM and its student wing.

“It is part of the blame-game the Jamaat-i-Islami and IJT have been playing for some time,” he said. “No such incident occurred at any educational institution of the city today,” he said.
Source: Dawn
Date:9/21/2007