MQM calls for operation to arrest Fakhrul Islam's killers

Published: April 11, 2013

File photo of MQM leader Farooq Sattar. PHOTO: PID/FILE

KARACHI: 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.

Reader Comments (3)

  • Kumar
    Apr 11, 2013 - 10:25PM

    If your party one person get killed, you call for Operation but where u have been when dozens of innocents are dying daily in Karachi ? Aren’t they people ?. What a shame !

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  • Pakistani
    Apr 11, 2013 - 10:31PM

    We are with you MQM. Lets rid Pakistan of all taliban-like elements.

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  • Apr 12, 2013 - 10:28AM

    Farooq Sattar is unequivocally correct. There is no ambiguity in this and how come no single political party has voiced their ‘shock and awe?’
    Condolences from these politicians for Karachiites is a rare phenomenon except for whom they consider from their own biradari, tribe, or caste. for Karachiites. Down with the biradari and caste systems because They have brought an undeniable curse on Pakistan. This is getting out of control of the LEAs and the daily life of civilians is harrowingly disturbed. Why is the law ministry is still a ‘limp wrist’ eunuch where the TTP is concerned? SalamsRecommend

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