Six workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have been booked by the Sharafi Goth police in the murder case of three Mohajir Qaumi Movement (Haqiqi) leaders, on Friday.
A political activist of the MQM-H Amir Ali, held the MQM responsible for targeted attacks on MQM-Haqiqi’s leadership and lodged an FIR against Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Coordination Committee member, Hamad Siddique and other political workers of MQM known as Rais Mamoo, Ehsan Iqbal and Rais Lamba.
The FIR states that activists killed in the attack were among the few remaining senior leaders of MQM-H.
Vice Chairman MQM-H, Zafar Khayam Khani, Information Secretary, Aleem Khan and Member Central Committee Abdul Qadir Jilani were among the four people who were gunned down in Landhi’s Future Colony area.
It is believed that the three men were on their way to meet party’s chairman and co-founder, Afaq Ahmed who lives in Defence area of Karachi.
The taxi driver Nayaz Sabir Khan was also gunned down with them.
According to previous reports, anonymous men riding on a motor bike haphazardly fired at a taxi within the Sharafi Goth area of Landhi. The firing immediately claimed the lives of three individuals while one of the riding passenger within the taxi was severely injured within the incident. The injured man later succumbed to death.
According to Police officials, the men were identified as activists belonging to the Mohajir Qaumi Movement.
Mohajir Qaumi Movement also known as MQM-Haqiqi is led by Afaq Ahmed who was set free last year after the Sindh High Court did not find him guilty.
Story first published: 1st December 2012