Independent candidate killed in Karachi

Published: May 10, 2013

MQM-H linked independent candidate for PS-95 M Shakil Ahmed who was killed in Landhi area of Karachi on Friday evening. PHOTO: COURTESY MQM-H

KARACHI: An independent candidate Shakil Ahmed, who actively worked for the Mohajir Qaumi Movement Haqiqi (MQM-H), was killed in a shoot out with another group in Landhi area, on Friday.

Ahmed was provincial assembly candidate standing for PS-95 constituency situated in Orangi Town and was memeber of the Orangi Town sector committe, the MQM-H spokesperson Khalid Hameedi informed The Express Tribune.

Earlier the Election commission had disqualified him but later he submitted his papers again as independent candidate, spokesperson further said.

The victim was resident of Sherpao Colony in Landhi, as the Orangi Town is a no go area for any activist of the MQM-H.

Firing was reported in Landhi earlier Friday morning.

With the death of the candidate, there is a chance that elections in the constituency may be postponed.

Earlier on May 3, at least two people were wounded and a taxi was set on fire during a clash between the MQM and the MQM-H in Landhi.

Reader Comments (12)

  • Shaami
    May 10, 2013 - 8:51PM

    Liberal Taliban are as dangerous as Non Liberal Taliban…

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  • Rojer
    May 10, 2013 - 8:53PM

    MQM back to normal routine.

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  • goth
    May 10, 2013 - 9:23PM

    Fascist intolerance….from London with love.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    May 10, 2013 - 9:26PM

    It is very unfortunate that we do not have political tolerance.

    If this has happened today, what will be happening on the Election Day?

    Will people go out to vote due to fear of terrorism, arson and killings?

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  • Faisal
    May 10, 2013 - 10:47PM

    BREAKING NEWS: “MQM Changes Manifesto” – top priority is to create jobs, so all unemployed PTI workers can find something to do, instead of wasting their time blogging on the internet.

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  • imtiaz
    May 10, 2013 - 11:21PM

    It is a big loss for ANP who was extremely hopeful of winning NA-241 and PS-95.Now MQM will win in bye elections.

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  • Now or Never
    May 11, 2013 - 2:11AM

    Come on Karachi wake up…is this what you want…vote for Imran…vote for Pakistan

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  • Wasi
    May 11, 2013 - 4:36AM

    @imtiaz:
    Who told you ANP was hoping to win PS95 and NA241? PS95 is the same constituency where MQM’s Manzer Imam won by getting over 80,000 votes and in the last election there was no ANP from this constituency. As far as NA241 is concerned MQM got over 93,000 and ANP received only 36,000. Get your facts straight before making a stupid comment.

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  • munaeem
    May 11, 2013 - 5:25AM

    Karachi’s dirty politics.

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  • SpeakTruth
    May 11, 2013 - 7:26AM

    @Wasi: Every one knows how they win :) 250 residents in one house and two bags of fake NICs were caught :)

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  • Zahid Ameen
    May 11, 2013 - 10:10AM

    Funny thing is that both parties have same manifesto to start with but MQM is hated not because of it’s name; it is because of discrimination against urdu speaking population like bangalis who were never accepted as Pakistanis. It is scary to know that if PTI and MQM votes are divided in places were MQM doesn’t have absolute majority, will benefit PPP to win it all.
    MQM is PTI’s natural Alliance because of their Manifesto and educated PTI Memebers know that and that is why Imran khan stopped criticizing MQM. It would be very beneficial for both parties if they realize it and stop working against each other.

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  • Rana
    May 14, 2013 - 12:06AM

    This is the dirty politics of Karachi on it’s routine.

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