New York, May 22, 2008: The workers of Muttahida Quami Movement in Azad Kashmir are being apprehended on the wishes of anti-democratic forces and the Government of Azad Kashmir has become tool in their hands. This was said by Nigraan Aala Muttahida Quami Movement North America Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in a statement issued last night, in which he also put the Government of Azad Kashmir on intense criticism. He added that the arrest of the innocent workers of MQM is illegitimate and without any reason, and they are being arrested just to put a barricade to the ever-growing popularity of MQM and the philosophy of Quaid e Tehreek Altaf Hussain which is destined to change the life of oppressed and common men. He said that the generous services of MQM workers in Azad Kashmir after the earthquake had won the hearts of common Kashmiri which has frustrated the Government of Azad Kashmir and those who don’t want MQM’s philosophy to propagate. He demanded immediate release of detained workers and removal of un-official ban on MQM’s activities in Azad Kashmir and warned that these illegitimate actions will not succeed in suffocating the voice of 98% common men. In the meantime, The Nigraan, Muttahida Quami Movement USA, The Central Organizer MQM USA, and Members, Central Organizing Committee MQM USA have strongly denounced the actions of the Government of Azad Kashmir against MQM workers and its activities and demanded of authorities of Azad Kashmir, in its strongest terms, to release the detained workers of MQM immediately and to take off the un-official proscription on MQM activities in Azad Kashmir.