KARACHI: Rangers has released Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) leaders after hours long detention during which they were thoroughly quizzed by the interrogators, Samaa reported late on Sunday night.
"Sarwat Ijaz Qadri and Shahid Ghauni have been set free by the Rangers," a PST spokesman told Samaa.
Earlier, paramilitary troops, who are pushing a clampdown on Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) these days, detained Qadri, who the chief of the religious organization along with his right-hand Ghauri.
"Rangers had invited Qadri and Ghauri for a meeting at their headquarters in Mithadar almost seven hours ago. After a long interrogation, the paramilitary troops sent Qadri's armed bodyguards and driver away saying the PST leaders are now under their custody," sources told Samaa quoting a Sunni Tehreek spokesman.
Talking to Samaa, Qadri denied he was detained or arrested.
"There has been a misunderstanding. The news of my visit to the Rangers headquarters was misreported by the media," Qadri said adding," The PST believes in complete cooperation with the the law enforcement agencies."
Rangers confiscated piles of documents in an early morning raid on one of PST offices Sunday. There was no word on any arrests made during the search operation.
According to the sources, it was a n intelligence based raid conducted following the information coughed up by some PST workers already in custody of paramilitary troops.
Sources told Samaa the seized documents contain information about the funds collected under Fitra and Zakat.