Condemning the brutal murder of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s senior leader outside her house in Karachi late on Saturday, the party chief held rival Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief responsible.
“I hold Altaf Hussain directly responsible for the murder as he had openly threatened PTI workers and leaders through public broadcasts.”
In tweets from his official account and per the statement released to the press. Imran further held the British Government responsible, claiming that the British government had been warned to act against Altaf Hussain following open threats to kill PTI workers. “Unfortunately the British Government did nothing to stop his calls to violence and killings."
Shortly after the incident, the MQM chief issued a statement of his own where he condemned the murder and demanded that the government immediately arrest the culprits and accord them the most severe punishment as per law.
Imran said Zara apa, as she was known to all within the party, was an old and senior Party leader who was a mentor to the PTI youth and a committed ideological leader of the Party.
"I am totally shocked and deeply saddened and still cannot believe anyone would kill such a gentle lady."
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