Rangers spokesperson says suspects belonging to MQM were involved in Sajid Qureshi and Raza Haider’s killing
Sindh Rangers arrested on Saturday two target killers involved in the murders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement leaders Sajid Qureshi and Raza Haider from Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Maymar area, Express News reported.
“Akbar Hussain alias Kala and Konain Hyder Rizvi belonging to the MQM were involved in a number of target killing activities, arson and cracker attacks,” Rangers spokesperson said in a statement.
The suspected target killers were rounded up following a targeted search operation in the area, the statement added.
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Further, the Rangers spokesperson said the two suspects were involved in the attack on MQM’s election commission in 2013 in various areas ,including Azizabad, Nazimabad, Makkah chowk and Yousuf Plaza.
“Orders for the attack on the election commission were given by leaders of the party itself, in order to gain sympathy of the people,” the spokesperson added.
MQM lawmaker in Sindh Asssembly Raza Haider was assassinated in Karachi on August 2, 2010. Haider was shot dead in Jama Masjid Nazimabad, where he had gone to attend a funeral.
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MQM lawmaker Sajid Qureshi and his 25-year-old son were targeted in a drive-by shooting as they left a mosque after attending Friday prayers in North Nazimabad neighbourhood in June 2013. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed responsibility for Qureshi’s murder.