MQM demands security as three more workers gunned down

MQM warns Sindh govt that if they are not provided protection, workers will take steps to ensure security

Faraz Khan January 13, 2015
Two armed men riding on a motorcycle shot him dead. STOCK IMAGE

KARACHI: Three members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were gunned down in Karachi on Tuesday evening.

Ashraf alias Guddu and Abdur Rehman were shot dead in Rizvia Society. Armed motorcyclists targeted them while they were sitting outside their homes.

Their bodies shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Earlier on Tuesday, the joint in-charge of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) Balochistan Committee was shot dead in Orangi Town.

They were associated with Unit-189 in Gulbahar area of Nazimabad.

MQM Rabita Committee demanded that emergency measures should be taken to provide security to MQM workers in the city.

They added that while they were completely disappointed with the performance of Sindh government since it had failed to protect the lives of MQM workers. It warned that if the government fails to provide their workers security, they would be forced to take measures to ensure their own security.

Senior MQM leader Wasay Jalil demanded that the prime minister, the Chief Justice, and the Army Chief take notice of the killings.

Rangers arrest 6 suspects

Rangers officials conducted raids in Katti Pahari, Lines Area, Kharadar, Saifi Lane, Old Muzaffarabad Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Mianwali and Islamia Colony areas of Karachi on Tuesday, arrest six people.

According to a spokesperson, among those arrested include a Lyari gangster, a target killer and an extortionist.
Further, officials recovered weapons including SMGs, cracker bombs, bullet proof jackets, hate literature, detonation cord, circuits, ball bearings, extortion chits of banned outfits and terrorits training manuals also recovered.


Shaukat | 6 years ago | Reply

protection of its citizens is the government's responsibility. If it fails, it is incompetent and needs to be replaced.

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