KARACHI: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) candidate of provincial assembly from PS-47, Fakhrul Islam was assassinated near Halanaka in Hyderabad, weeks before the forthcoming general elections, Geo News reported.
As per details, The MQM candidate for PS-47 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 in 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, Fakhurul Islam, left behind a widow, two sons and three daughters. (Web Desk/APP)