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Murder attempt on MQM leader, a ‘part of conspiracy to destabilise Karachi’

Murder attempt on MQM leader, a ‘part of conspiracy to destabilise Karachi’

Karachi [Pakistan]: Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Pakistan’s Sindh A.D. Khowaja on Sunday said that the assassination attempt on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan was “part of a conspiracy to mar Karachi’s peace.”

The IGP said they have identified one deceased suspect involved in the attack. However, warned that no speculations should be made about the incident.

MQM leader Hassan on Saturday managed to escape unhurt after unknown assailants on three motorcycles attacked him as he left the Karachi’s Buffer Zone Eidgah after Eidul Azha prayers.

Hassan, who is the leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly, escaped unhurt, but at least four others are reported to have been injured in the attack.

MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari informed on Twitter about the attack. He said three of Hassan’s guards took bullets, while one was killed in the attack. (ANI)