Sohail Ahmed's killer should be brought to justice: PM Nawaz

Judicial commission formed to probe MQM workers' death

APP/abdul Manan/web Desk January 30, 2015
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah welcomes Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as he arrives in Karachi. PHOTO: INP

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday urged concerned officials to probe into the death of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker Sohail Ahmed, Express News reported.

The premier is in Karachi to discuss the overall security situation and implementation of National Action Plan (NAP).

"It should be known who committed the murder and they should be brought to justice," PM Nawaz said at the Governor House where he headed a high-level meeting.

The prime minister met with the families of slain MQM workers to offer his condolences.

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The PM urged the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the MQM to remove their mutual misgivings for peace in Karachi, and noted that the law and order situation in Karachi had an impact on the entire country.


Speaking to the media in Karachi in relation to Ahmed's murder, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said that the party wants justice adding that they (MQM) have requested the PM to direct officials to form a committe to look into the murder.

The premier said that no form of terrorism would be tolerated, adding that all issues must be resolved on provincial level.

Later on, the premier said that the IG Sindh will work towards solving the murder case within 30 days.

National Action Plan

Paying particular attention to NAP, the premier said that the plan was devised by all the political parties and belongs to everyone.

"It does not belong to one party alone or to the government, it belongs to us all; all of us have signed the document," PM Nawaz said.

Commenting further on the NAP, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said that the implementation of the anti-terror plan has commenced in Sindh.

In the meeting, he also confirmed that all the terrorism cases to be tried under the military courts were being discussed.

Over 8,837 people have so far been arrested in operations following PM Nawaz’s announcement of NAP on December 24, 2014.

Hate material was also confiscated from 24 places in K-P, whereas 41 shops selling hate material got sealed in Punjab.

Likewise, 7,000 Afghan refugees have been registered in Punjab, 327,788 in Balochistan and 29 in G-B.

Similarly, a total of 16.3 million mobile SIMS have been verified across the country.

Karachi Stock Exchange visit

The premier visited the Karachi Stock Exchange later on during the day, accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.

Addressing the media after his visit, Nawaz appreciated the stock exchange's efforts and praised it for improving its numbers as compared to last year.

"Pakistan's economy is heading towards success," Nawaz said.

Judicial commission formed

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has formed a judicial commission to investigate the deaths of MQM workers Sohail Ahmed and Faraz Alam. The commission will be headed by justice (retd) Ghulam Sarwar. The commission has been directed to submit its report within ten days.


thinker | 6 years ago | Reply

urban legend, Take positive what layman said he is also right, PM must have visited to the martyred school children its his responsibility and he should visit Thar too and do something good for them but unfortunately no politician giving importance especially the PPP who won there, they r doing nothing, we daily hear this news 2 more infant lost their lives but they act like that its not their seems that we have to tolerate this PM TILL 5 YEARS :(

Karachiwala | 6 years ago | Reply

i doubt if anything going to change after his visit! to some of our beloved patriotic brothers above: For you its OK for an extra judicial killing of mqm worker. But for a lot of us here in Karachi, its not. its not just for MQM worker but for anybody. The Sindh Police is the problem of Karachi. 63% of Sindh Police is from Punjab, 18% from Sindh, 3% from Baluchistan 11% from KPK, and only 5% from Local Population.

Police is direct responsible for ill-legal occupation of Land, ill-legal vendors, robberies and looting/damaging of Public properties. Police collect bhutta from milk mafia, transport mafia, drug mafia, and land grabbers.

Karachi can be classified as a Looting grounds for all Pakistanis....

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