Eyewitnesses identify MQM activist as Waqas Shah's killer

Published: July 11, 2015
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MQM worker Syed Waqas Ali Shah. PHOTO: MQM

MQM worker Syed Waqas Ali Shah. PHOTO: MQM

KARACHI: Eyewitnesses on Saturday identified Asif Ali as the primary killier of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker Waqas Shah during a Rangers raid at the party headquarters on March 11.

Two witnesses of the incident identified Asif Ali as the culprit in front of a judicial magistrate central court.

The court then handed over the accused to police and he will be presented in an anti-terrorism court either today or on Monday as the time period of his physical remand has expired.

Read: Rangers arrest killer of MQM worker Waqas Shah

Waqas Shah, 25, was shot dead during a protest against the paramilitary raid at MQM headuqarters, Nine Zero on March 11. Asif Ali killed Shah and then tried to blame the Rangers, a press release issued by the paramilitary force on June 25 read, adding that the killing had been plotted to malign the paramilitary force.

Read: Waqas Ali Shah was killed by Rangers: Farooq Sattar

The Rangers also mentioned the names of the party’s top leaders, Farooq Sattar and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi, stating that they knew the killer. In reaction to this, the MQM condemned the Rangers press release and labelled it a bid to protect the real culprits.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • kashif
    Jul 11, 2015 - 2:20PM

    In the dirty game, no one is real friend. A game of lives and lies. Recommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    Jul 11, 2015 - 2:58PM

    Rangers raid 90, and one MQM activist kills the other. What is this absurdity?Recommend

  • JBJ
    Jul 11, 2015 - 3:08PM

    For once MQM needs to start the process of cleansing and stop their mindless press talks. This operation is and has always been against criminals irrespective of party but MQM is going great lengths to save its filth from rangers action.
    Keep up the good work RangersRecommend

  • JBJ
    Jul 11, 2015 - 3:10PM

    @IBN E ASHFAQUE:
    These criminal elements are doing everything they can to protect their kin and raise doubts. Do not believe them. Karachi finally has peace, let it be.Recommend

  • polaroid_paranoid
    Jul 11, 2015 - 4:27PM

    it is surely a country of absolute lies and a criminal mindset where the law enforcement agencies are questioned, where the courts are false and where everything that is the opposite of your agenda – is a conspiratorial lie.

    the trick here is to lie so much that it becomes the truth. the MQM has honed the craft to an art. it is a finely sharpened knife that keeps sowing dissent. they have managed to effectively transfer their thought to at least a couple of generations under their credo and tutelage. the irony is, most of them wouldnt know a lie from the truth because those that tell them – tell it well. the MQM has done a great job of essentially producing liars from their own ranks. this is a great sociological success or an absolute failure – entirely on how you look at it.Recommend

  • Ehsan Karim
    Jul 11, 2015 - 5:21PM

    Rangers are just playing hate games and further torturing a law-abiding fourth largest party of Pakistan. If they are brave then dare to even go inside Sohrab Goth, Mangophir and Lyari. Recommend

  • Truth
    Jul 11, 2015 - 5:54PM

    Rangers are in Karachi for the last 27years,protecting interest of Punjab and running business..no action taken against ANP or,religious militants ,Rangers now have ready made witness ,there was a time people used to get real story by investigating journalist,after the mysteriously killing of Saleem Shahzad of Asia on line by agencies ,now no journalist are ready to risk their life,people are fed with planted news by state or LEAs Recommend

  • John
    Jul 11, 2015 - 6:45PM

    @Truth:
    Pack of lies.Rangers took action against TTP and Sunni Tehreek,ASWJ as well.If you are living in Karachi you’ll have noticed there is peace for the first time since Rangers operations started.Do i need to remind you that on average 5-10 people used to get killed during the rule of PPP-MQM nexus?
    Mate,everyone is entitled to their own opinions but sadly not their own facts.Recommend

  • Xnain
    Jul 12, 2015 - 1:07AM

    @Truth:
    Classic propaganda of MQM. I can remember, the city being closed on account of chaos and strikes 4 days a week on avg in the combined reign of MQM and PPP. Now the situation is exponentially better especially on law and order. The Irony of Karachi is that those who claim to be the biggest stakeholders of Karachi, have looted and plundered the very city for their petty political gains. Recommend

  • waqas
    Jul 12, 2015 - 10:17AM

    @ehsan karim

    Rangers are already in Liyari, theres a check post virtually every few meters, just because you can’t enter Liyari doesn’t mean they didn’t also. MQM is a criminal organizations and is finally getting exposed on all fronts, Karachi has many criminal elements with political backing and MQM is one of them, let rangers clean up all the filth, peace is finally coming back to Karachi.Recommend

  • Demril
    Jul 12, 2015 - 7:20PM

    Mqm is a terrorist organization…im urdu speaking by the way…Recommend

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