Karachi (Staff Report): After brief detention police have released Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar late Friday night in Karachi.

According to details, City Division police had arrested the MQM leader and shifted him to the Chakiwara Police Station in a case over hate speech, agitation, and incidents of violence in Karachi on August 22 last year, police officials reported.

MQM Pakistan leaders later confirmed Sattar had been released after high-level political intervention and that he would soon arrive at the party office in PIB Colony.

Sattar told media that he was arrested for more than an hour and such treatment with a leader of political party was uncalled for.


On August 22 last year, MQM's workers turned to violence and surrounded the offices of media houses in the city, upon its chief’s directives.

Following the speech, law enforcers had taken Sattar and MQM leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan into custody from outside Karachi Press Club.

The anti-Pakistan speeches, which had been delivered by MQM founder Altaf Hussain from London, strained relations between the Karachi-based party's self-exiled leadership in the UK and its workers and leaders in Pakistan.