PAKISTAN: MQM ACTIVISTâS KILLER SENTENCED TO DEATH
September 27, 2021:
Hyderabad model criminal trial court-I judge Ahsan Durrani on 20 September 2021 awarded capital punishment to a suspect in murder case of an activist of Muttahida Qaumi Movement and also imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on the convict. (Source: Dawn, 21/09/2021)
The MQM worker, Wazir Ali Mashori, whose father Noor Mohammad Mashori was unit in-charge of the party in Hatri area, was gunned down on 21 July 2010, by the convict Abdul Haq alias Bijli Mashori and his accomplices Abdul Jabbar Mashori, Haroon Mashori, Shaukat Mashori and Mashooq Mashori when he was returning from Hyderabad with his brother Ghulam Shabbir and cousin Hakim.
Ghulam Shabbir had registered a case at Hatri police station after his brother succumbed to bullet wounds at a private hospital hours after the attack.
Shakeel Zai, the deceased’s counsel, said that Abdul Haq was arrested in 2019 while Haroon, who obtained bail from Sindh High Court, fled from the model court recently fearing his conviction in the case.
The counsel said that Ghulam Shabbir and Hakim Ali too were fired upon but luckily they escaped unhurt.
It was a political murder because Wazir Ali was activist of MQM and his father was unit in-charge of the party, he argued.
Haroon had been at large for eight years before he was arrested in 2017 only to flee again afterwards. Besides him, Abdul Jabbar, Shaukat and Mashooq had also “disappeared” since Wazir Ali’s murder, he said.
The accused was represented by Ghulamullah Chang advocate.