Hyderabad: A candidate of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was assassinated here on Thursday. As per details, Fakhrul-Islam, MQM candidate for PS-47 and NA-221 Qasimabad was gunned down by unknown armed bikers at Halla Naka in the limits of Hatri police. He received bullets in chest and abdomen and died on the spot. The attackers fled, leaving their motorcycle at the site of crime. Hatri police rushed there and began search of the culprits.
The body of the slain politician was brought to Civil Hospital Hyderabad where a large number of MQM workers and sympathizers gathered and raised slogans. Armed men opened indiscriminate aerial firing and different areas including Market Tower, Liaquat Colony, Shahi Bazaar, Resham Gali and Gari Khatta went closed. Angry mobs also blocked roads by burning tires and putting hurdles.
The slain, Fakhrul Islam, left behind a widow, two sons and three daughters. Meanwhile, MQM chief Altaf Hussain in a statement strongly condemned the assignation of Fakhrul -Islam and demanded of the caretaker chief minister and Sindh governor to arrest the killers
and give them exemplary punishment.