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MQM M.P. Killed in Karachi

by AFP
Scott Olson—AFP

Scott Olson—AFP

Provincial lawmaker and his son were returning from Friday prayers when they were targeted in drive-by shooting.

Gunmen on Friday shot dead a Pakistani lawmaker, his son, and a passerby outside a mosque in Karachi, officials said.

Sajid Qureshi, in his early 50s, and his 25-year-old son were targeted in a drive-by shooting as they left a mosque after attending Friday prayers in the congested Nazimabad neighborhood.

“Gunmen on a motorcycle fired at [Sindh] provincial assembly member Sajid Qureshi, his son, and a pedestrian when they were coming out of mosque,” said senior police official Amir Farooqi. Qureshi was a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, the most powerful political party in Karachi now considering whether to join the government in Sindh province.

“He died on the spot, while his son and the third victim died at hospital,” Farooqi said.

Nasir Jamal, a senior member of the MQM, confirmed the death of Qureshi and his son.

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