NA 246 by-election: After PTI, MQM and JI workers clash near Sharifabad

Several JI workers have been reportedly injured in the clash

Web Desk April 10, 2015
A screengrab from Express News.

KARACHI: The political temperature spiked up yet again in Karachi before the NA 246 by-election as Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) workers clashed amongst each other, reported Express News.

According to reports, clash erupted late on Friday when JI rally was passing from a nearby MQM election camp in the Sharifabad area of Karachi.

Situation got tensed after unidentified persons pelted the passing vehicles with stones when JI workers chanted slogans against MQM.

Several JI workers have been reportedly injured in the clash.

Accusing MQM for attacking their rally, JI leader Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman claimed that JI candidate from NA-246 Rashid Naseem was the target of the attack.

Talking to Express News, MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari criticising JI leadership for their choice of words alleged that JI wants to capitalise on this opportunity.

“MQM is ready to sit down with all the parties including JI and work out a policy of cooperation,” says the MQM leader.


Irfan | 6 years ago | Reply Although there is no doubt on militant wing of MQM, every child on the street knows this fact too, still the harsh reality is that in NA 246, MQM may still win (even wthout thappas)
Fawad | 6 years ago | Reply After what I have seen in last few days, I have no doubt in my mind that MQM is transformed into a terrorist group. Politics is only a secondary thing for MQM.
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