Qadir Khan Mandokhel, a former spokesperson of the Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh chapter, was shot in Qasba Colony on Saturday.
Mandokhel, son of Haji Rasheed Khan, was shot and injured by two men near his house close to Kati Pahari within the jurisdiction of Pirabad police station. He was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. According to a medico-legal official, the victim was shot in the neck, head and the abdomen and was in critical condition.
SHO Ashfaq Baloch told The Express Tribune that Mandokhel’s son-in-law may be involved in the attack. “He had shot his son-in-law and then joined the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) after some time,” he said. The police investigation will keep in mind both these developments. The police have yet to register the case as they are waiting for the victim to regain consciousness and give a statement.
Mandokhel served as the ANP spokesperson for two years but joined the MQM in March this year.
ANP leader Bashir Jan told The Express Tribune that, “we have no relations with Qadir Khan”. “He was an office employee who now works for the MQM.” The MQM has condemned the attack and demanded the arrests of the culprits. An MQM spokesperson told The Express Tribune that law enforcement agencies should take action as he is the member of the MQM’s Social Forum wing.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 18th, 2012.