Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for MQM MPA's killing
[Dawn] The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) has grabbed credit for the killing of a provincial politician belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM), a front man for the banned outfit told Dawn.com on Thursday.

Gunmen on Thursday had rubbed out four people, including the MQM's provincial politician Manzar Imam in Bloody Karachi's
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Orangi town area.

"A member of the Sindh provincial assembly was killed with three of his guards when gunnies on two cycle of violences intercepted his car in Orangi neighbourhood and shot them with automatic weapons," police front man Imran Shaukat said.

Police said the gunnies had expeditiously departed at a goodly pace following the shooting.

In a telephone call to a Dawn.com correspondent from Qazi's guesthouse an undisclosed location, front man for the TTP, Ehsanullah Ehsan, grabbed credit for the killing, saying it was the second targeted attack in Bloody Karachi that they had carried out on the political party.

According to an eyewitness, the MPA, along with his police guards was passing by Orangi town's Hyderi Chowk area when four gunnies on cycle of violences opened fire on the vehicle, reported APP.

Imam and one of his guards bit the dust on the spot, while the other two injured died while being treated for their wounds in the hospital, said the eyewitness report.

Imam was elected from the PS-95 Bloody Karachi VII seat, and served as member on the Sindh Assembly's Standing Committee on Cooperation , Standing Committee on Environment and Alternate Energy and the Standing Committee on Prisons.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-18