Resolution against murders of MQM workers passed in Sindh Assembly

Published: May 2, 2014
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Express News screengrab of MQM MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan.

Express News screengrab of MQM MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan.

Express News screengrab of Sindh local government and information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon. Express News screengrab of MQM MPA Faisal Sabzwari. Express News screengrab of MQM MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan. Express News screengrab of MQM MPA Rauf Siddiqui.

KARACHI: A resolution against the murders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers was passed in the Sindh Assembly on Friday, Express News reported.

Just ten days after joining the provincial government, MQM is observing a day of mourning today, after bodies of four party workers were found in Memon Goth on the night of April 30.

Addressing the provincial assembly, MPA Rauf Siddiqui alleged that the four workers were tortured for 15 days.

“Four mothers have lost their sons today,” said Siddiqui, asking for justice and an end to extra-judicial killings.

MQM MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan stated that the party has been constantly speaking out against the murders of its workers but “we have not got justice from the courts.”

Hassan questioned if the party had made a mistake by supporting the law enforcement agencies in the Karachi operation and were being punished for it.

Party representative Faisal Sabzwari also expressed concern over the killings of MQM workers.

Govt support

Sindh local government and information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, in response to these allegations against security agencies, asked party workers to submit any evidence they have in the court so an inquiry can be based on it.

Memon added that the government is responsible for finding the people responsible for the killings but the party should help them by nominating suspects.

He also suggested that the party file an FIR to help with the investigations.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • FP
    May 2, 2014 - 1:59PM

    Dear MQM,
    More than 170 innocent citizens were killed in April 2014 but no resolution were presented in Sindh Assembly in this regard.

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  • Anonymous
    May 2, 2014 - 3:28PM

    @FP – make that 177

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  • AK
    May 2, 2014 - 3:43PM

    Mr Izharul Hassan,

    I beg you to please pass a resolution on people killed everyday. But i know you will not as they were not MQM workers. They were just ordinary citizens.

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  • May 2, 2014 - 4:47PM

    workers who have been accused of crimes should be arrested and strict action should be taken against them

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  • May 2, 2014 - 4:49PM

    We are not living in a Communist or Hitler’s regimeRecommend

  • Sad Day
    May 2, 2014 - 4:50PM

    @FP: Read newspapers pls for statements of city crime situation from MQM! Who has so far talked against the Sindh CM and interior minister who have failed to bring peace to the city. Parts of Karachi are like FATA and mind it, none of them are MQM areas. Wake up Punjab!Recommend

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