KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain held a telephonic conference with Interior Minister Rehman Malik over the recent murder of five MQM workers in the city, including a former union council nazim, and a counsellor, a press statement issued on Thursday from the MQM read.
Among those killed since Monday include Malir UC Nazim Khurshid Iqbal, PECHS MQM Sector member and former UC member Anwaar Alam.
Hussain demanded that the murders be investigated, and the culprits brought to book. The MQM chief also urged for law enforcement agencies to take concrete steps in improving the law and order situation of the city.
Malik condoled the deaths of MQM workers and took note of the incidents, assuring the MQM chief of swift action.
Earlier on Wednesday, former UC counsellor of the MQM was killed when unidentified men opened fire at him in the Saudabad area of Malir. The man was identified as Khursheed Alam. Another MQM activist, Zubair Siddiqi, was gunned down in the same area by unknown armed assailants.
MQM activist Hasnain Malik was attacked by unidentified men in the Orangi Town. Malik died on the spot due to bullet injuries. A few days earlier, his son was killed in the same manner.
Three MQM workers were killed on Tuesday in different parts of city, including a former UC-councillor Anwar Alam alias Babu who was killed in the PECHS area, Azhar Ali and Kamran Ali, whose bodies were found from Memon Goth Graveyard and Ganna Mandi areas, respectively.
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