Student leader gunned down

KARACHI, June 14(Daily Times): Muttahida Talba Mahaz (MTM) President Wasif Aziz was shot dead in Malir late Tuesday night. Aziz was shot four times by unidentified motorcyclists near the Malir 15 bus stop, within the jurisdictions of the Saudabad police station. The police said that Aziz was on his motorcycle and was going to his house in Defence Garden after attention the death anniversary of Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatullah Khomeini. The assailants chases Aziz from the Malir Jafar-e-Tayyar Society. He was shot twice in the head and the chest. He died while being transported to a hospital by a police mobile unit. Another mobile unit was patrolling in the area, but the assailants managed to escape. Aziz was a final-year student at a local college. He was affiliated with the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) and had only recently been made the president of the MTM. His body was laid to rest Wednesday at the D.H.A. graveyard in Defence Phase-4 after funeral prayers, which were led by the former city nazim, Niamatullah Khan and attended by thousands of students. Meanwhile, the IJT has blamed the Muttahida Qaumi Movement for the murder and have said that they would lodge a FIR against the Sindh governor and the advisor to the Sindh chief minister for home affairs.

Farooq Sattar condemns murder of student leader: MQM Parliamentary Leader Farooq Sattar condemned Wednesday the abduction and murder of a student leader in Karachi. Speaking on a point of order at the National Assembly, he said that this murder was part of the process that was initiated on May 12 to deteriorate the peaceful environment in the port city. He said that all the ethnic groups united after the May 12 incidents. He also asked the provincial government to initiate an inquiry into the matter and present its report in the Assembly.

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