Pakistan

MQM leader gunned down in Chiniot

CHINIOT: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader was gunned down in the Punjab district on Wednesday night, ARY News reported.

The deceased Asghar Abbas was the Senior Vice President of the MQM of district Chiniot.

According MQM statement, the terrorists targeted Abbas in Rahim Gali while he was returning from Imam Bargah after offering prayer.

The killing of the party leader also drew strong condemnation from the MQM chief Altaf Hussain who said “such cowardly act will neither deter MQM from spreading its political philosophy in Punjab nor will it scare off the people of the province to support his party.”

The funeral prayers of the slain MQM leader will be offered at 3pm at Tehsil Chowk in Chiniot.

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