ASWJ stages sit-in against killings of its members, supporters in Karachi

Party threatens to stage sit-ins at Governor House, Chief Minister House if culprits are not arrested.


Web Desk November 06, 2013
File photo of an ASWJ protest. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) staged a sit-in at Regal Chowk in Karachi against targeted killings of its party members and supporters, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The rally started from Lasbela and ended at Regal Chowk where ASWJ activists staged a sit-in while party leaders made speeches calling for the arrest of those involved in the killings.

The party leaders said they would stage sit-ins at the Governor House and the Chief Minister House if their demands are not met.

On Tuesday, three ASWJ activists, Mufti Tariq, Mohammad Jan and Raza Gul, and three supporters, Ayaz, Yar Mohammad and Ramzan, were shot down in Karachi in separate incidents.

Deceased Mufti Tariq was a religious scholar, while Mohammad Jan was the Moazzin at the Muqaddas Masjid near Kala Pul. Raza Gul was a senior activist of the ASWJ.

Karachi Police Chief Shahid Hayat had said that those who carried out the targeted attacks were identified and would be arrested.

COMMENTS (25)

Ali S | 8 years ago | Reply

Well, what goes around comes around

bigsaf | 8 years ago | Reply

@Siraj Khan:

looks like the forum is full of shias !!!

Can't even tolerate on the comments' section too...

Why is this a remarkable observation if the forum has minority Shia Muslim Pakistanis commenting about any news item, particularly one related to a notorious and bigoted anti-Shia Sunni extremist group that while protesting the deaths of their own gunned down sectarian activists, hypocritically openly advocates supremacist intolerance and sectarian cleansing linked with religious-political terrorist groups such as L-e-J and TTP by targeting and massacring random Shia Pakistani citizens?

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