MQM MPA Raza Haider shot dead

MQM MPA Raza Haider has been shot dead in the Nazimabad area on Monday.


Express August 02, 2010

KARACHI:


MQM MPA Raza Haider has been shot dead in the Nazimabad area of Karachi on Monday.

Raza Haider was targeted after he attended a funeral  in a mosque. He was injured as a result of the shooting and succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital. According to initial reports Raza Haider received a bullet to his head. There are conflicting reports of the MPA's gunman being killed in the attack as well. Raza Haider had reportedly received threats from an extremist group.

Police and Rangers have cordoned off the area and all markets are  being closed.

Rizvi calls for patience

Speaking to Express 24/7, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi pleaded for calm and said that terrorists wanted to spread chaos in Karachi. He said that according to reports, two workers of MQM were also killed in the attack.

Malik pleads for calm

Interior Minister Rehman Malik condemned the murder of the MQM MPA and appealed to the citizens of Karachi to remain calm.

Speaking to the media he requested that speculation on the murder of Raza Haider should avoided till investigations are completed.

He also indicated that the authorities had some 'clues' as to who could be behind the attack.

COMMENTS (16)

ali | 11 years ago | Reply i want just say that till we dont know who is killer till then the we has to patience ,, 31 people has been killed wats this by gones be bygones if kill local public wat will b happen we will increas our enmy nd nthing more thx
Muhammad | 11 years ago | Reply Dear there is simple reason, we should not blame any body for this. Allah has decided the day and no body in the world can save us. We have to die it's confirm behind this any reason can be. DAY, TIME FOR THE DEATH IS FIXED, WE SHOULD ONLY PRAY AND PREPARE OURSELVES FOR THE COMING/NEXT LIFE.
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