Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar on Thursday called for an operation to arrest the killers of the late MQM electoral candidate Fakhrul Islam.
Islam, a candidate for a Sindh provincial assembly seat, was shot and killed by members of the Pakistani Taliban in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Dr Sattar, while addressing a press conference of MQM’s Coordination Committee, condemned the murder of their electoral candidate and reiterated his party’s “zero tolerance” policy for terrorism. He demanded that an operation be carried out to arrest the perpetrators behind Islam’s murder.
He further stated that innocent citizens in peaceful areas of Karachi were being harassed by police and Rangers officials under the pretext of operations. He added that MQM’s election process was also being hindered.