PPP Candidates Booked for Killing MQM-P Supporter

Tue Jan 30 2024
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KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movemnet-Pakistan (MQM-P) workers have lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidates for the General Elections 2024 and others on charges of killing one of their workers during a clash in Karachi’s Nazimibad area.

As per reports, the MQM-P lodged an application with Gulbahar police station under murder and terrorism-related clauses of the Pakistan Penal Code and Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

The PPP’s candidates from NA-249 Rao Abdul Waheed, from PS-124 Arif Qureshi, and six others have been nominated in the FIR while 25 to 30 unidentified persons were also mentioned in the FIR.

Earlier on Sunday, a 40-year-old Faraz said to be an MQM-P worker was killed in a clash with the PPP supporters in the Nazimabad area.

After the incident, the MQM-P alleged that the PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain incited his workers for violence. On the other hand, the PPP said it had nothing to with the killing and that the MQM-P resorted to terrorism.

The supporters of both the parties came face to face as a PPP rally was passing from outside MQM-P’s election office. After the incident, unidentified persons set two vehicles on fire in Nazimabad No-2.

Earlier on January 22, the MQM-P and the PPP registered cases against each other over violence in Hyderi area of the city. Both the parties blamed each other for the violence.

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