MQM MPA, son killed in Karachi

A sketch identifying the alleged culprit has been prepared; raids to be carried out across the city.


APP/noman Ahmed/web Desk June 21, 2013
MQM MPA Sajid Qureshi. PHOTO: SINDH ASSEMBLY WEBSITE

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) MPA Sajid Qureshi and his son were shot dead in North Nazimabad, Karachi, Express News reported on Friday.

A sketch identifying the alleged culprit has been prepared, Express News reported.

Raids are expected to be carried out across the city.

According to initial details, unidentified armed men opened fire at Qureshi's car when he was returning home after Friday prayers along with his son.

The MPA’s body and his injured son were shifted to a nearby hospital. The son - who was brought to the hospice in a critical condition - succumbed to his injuries.

Business activities came to a standstill in the area after the killings.

MQM leader Abdul Rashid appealed to the concerned authorities to take action against the killer.

Qureshi was a member of the Sindh Assembly and was elected from PS-103.

MQM has announced three days of mourning against the killings.

The result of the recently-conducted referendum, asking party supporters to vote for or against MQM joining the Sindh government, was also delayed.

Meanwhile, the party leadership - that had gathered at the MQM headquarters Nine Zero for the result-related press conference - were directed to move to the slain lawmaker’s residence.

Another leader of a religious party was also shot dead in Mobina Town.

MQM MNAs walk of NA session

National assembly members of the Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) boycotted lower house proceedings on Friday to register their protest against the killing of Sindh MPA Sajid Qureshi.

On a point of order, MQM MNA Rasheed Gudail said that workers of MQM were being killed in Karachi but nobody was taking notice of these killings. He said the Home Ministery in Sindh was approached over the matter but no action had been taken, adding that people who gave great sacrifice for the creation of Pakistan were being killed.

COMMENTS (91)

Taha | 8 years ago | Reply

Waqas was such a nice person.. May he rest in peace.. Fatiha!

Abid Khan | 8 years ago | Reply

"Territorial changes...." Ifyou mean separation of Karachi, forget it.

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