According to the Tv report, the personnel of paramilitary force entered the Nine-Zero office and Khusheed Begum Memorial Hall after surrounding the area in Karachi’s Azizabad neighbourhood, a stronghold of the Altaf Hussain-led MQM party.

Sources said that raids are also being conducted on the houses of other MQM leaders by Rangers, however, no other arrest has been repoorted thus far.

The PTI resolution asked the Sindh government to approach the centre against statements made by London-based MQM chief Altaf Hussain over interference by a British citizen in the internal affairs of Pakistan. Dr Farooq Sattar accompanied by party colleague Senator Nasrin Jalil visited the deputy high commissioner office later in the evening and presented a memorandum against PTI chief Khan.

On Monday, Pakistani interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Mr Hussain in his speech on Sunday night had crossed all limits of civility, politeness and gentility and used worst language against security and defence institutions.

“Policy makers should decide how to console the 50 million mohajirs, who have been deeply hurt by such actions”, Altaf said. Hussain controls the party from London, where he has lived in self-imposed exile since leaving Pakistan in the early 1990s, and now has British citizenship. The MQM also moved a resolution against Imran Khan in the Sindh Assembly. By the resolution, the lawmakers demanded that this issue be taken up in the next session of the assembly. The PTI and MQM also have conflicting viewpoints of Rangers’ operations in Karachi.

The spokesman said that Rangers personnel are playing their role in restoring peace in the port city.

It all started when the MQM chief Altaf Hussain hit out at the army and rangers for “discriminated” operation in Karachi against MQM workers.

He said whenever the PTI had attempted to table a resolution in the assembly, the PPP and MQM foiled the bid through their “Muk-Mukao” strategy.

“I stood by him when he was disowned by his very own”, said he.

“The the case has been registered under Sections of 120, 121, 122, 123, 123-A, 109 and 25 of the Pakistan Penal Code”, said Gadap City SHO Inspector Khan Nawaz.

At least 25 leaders including MNAs and MPAs of the MQM are nominated in the FIRs among 180 other persons. FIRs were registered against the MQM chief in three police stations of Jacobabad.

The FIRs and cases have been registered in Dera Bugti and Sui stations as well.