MWM to Field over 70 Candidates in Sindh

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The Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen said on Friday that it would field candidates on over 70 constituencies of the provincial assembly and the National Assembly in Sindh to contest the May 11 general elections. The secretary-general of the MWM’s Karachi division, Allama Sadiq Raza Taqvi, told a press conference held at a local Imambargah that the MWM might also enter into seat adjustment agreements and forge an electoral alliance with likeminded parties, as a political strategy in this regard was being worked out. He asked the government to provide security to participants in an MWM conference to be held in Hyderabad on March 24. He criticised the administration for not granting the party permission to hold the conference…

SPLA Boycott Academic Activities to Protest Professor’s Killing

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Professors across Sindh were boycotting all educational actions on Wednesday to demonstration the eliminating of Lecturer Sibt-e-Jafar Zaidi. Earlier on Thursday, the Sindh Professors’ and Lecturers’ Organization (SPLA) had lashed out at the Sindh govt and declared boycott of all educational actions on Tuesday across Sindh to demonstration the professor’s eliminating. The Shia Ulema council and Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) was also observing a three-day-long interval of grieving to demonstration the professor’s eliminating, which came as a surprise to the Shia group. Zaidi was gunned down on Thursday in Karachi’s Liaquatabad place in what is being commonly considered as a sectarian strike on the higher education major and campaigner of sectarian balance. His memorial will be organised…

Professor Sibte Jafar Shoot dead in Liaquatabad

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Unknown gunmen killed a renowned poet, writer, scholar and the principal of a college in Karachi, Professor Syed Sibte Jafar in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area on Monday. The principal of Degree Science College Liaquatabad was returning home from duty on his motorcycle when some unknown gunmen ambushed him near Arshi chowk in Liaquatabad area of Karachi. The victims was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Apart from his educational duties, Professor Jafar was well known for his sozkhwani and marsia recitals. He was also known for his poetry. The Sindh professor’s and lecturers association announced that a day of mourning would be observed on Tuesday against the incident. The Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) and…

Report terms Abbas Town Blast as a Sectarian Attack

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A research review of Abbas Town carnage has known as the occurrence as a part of the sectarian terrorism. According to the review , an automobile carrying 150 kilograms of explosive material and ball bearing was used for the huge blast. It said that the Abbas Town like explosion also took place by using a motorcycle on November 18, 2012 in Haideri Market. A same kind of boost was also retrieved on Aug 13, 2012 from the area of Bohri group in the marketplace. The mourners were also attack on Chehulm of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) on January 25, 2011. Timer device were used in all the mentioned explosions, the report said. It included that…

Two Shia killed in Sectarian Attack on Friday

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Two men were gunned down in acts of sectarian killings in the city’s central and east district that took place within a short span of one hour. In the first such strike, a younger man was taken deceased in Liaquatabad on Friday night. Police said attackers driving a motorbike focused Syed Ali Mehdi Zaidi, 35, near Liaquatabad Dakkhana, when he was moving through the place on his motorbike. The murderers rode away after their instant activity. The injured sufferer was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Healthcare center and later moved to the Aga Khan University Medical center where he passed away during therapy. DIG-West Javed Odho verified that the eliminating carried a sectarian purpose. Later,…

‘Sectarian’ attacks claim another life

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Shia men gunned down in the Soldier bazar clearly on sectarian factors on Wednesday, cops said. In the night, a younger rickshaw car owner was taken deceased in Soldier Bazaar in strike obviously on sectarian factors. They said that attackers driving on a motorcycle assaulted 35-year-old Maqbool Hussain just after he decreased some travelers near Albela Jamaat Khana in his rickshaw. “He was hit by two bullets in the head and right hand,” said an official at the Soldier Bazaar police Station. “The sufferer was a citizen of the Gulabahr area near Kashmir Imambargah and quite effective in the matters of the Imambargah. He was obviously focused for sectarian factors.”

Shia body Condemns ‘Rude Treatment’ with Ministers

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Senior associates of the Tahaffuz-e-Azadari Authorities criticized an incident on Weekend where Sindh Information Mininster Sharjeel Memon and Pir Mazharul Haque were ‘treated rudely’ by upset protesters. In a combined declaration released here on Thursday, they said the individuals engaged did not are part of their group and were operating on another person’s plan. They said that they were the the bereaved of the son of the Sacred Prophet (Pbuh) and regard everyone who visits them. They said that they were pleased to the provincial ministers who had come to demonstrate solidarity with them. They said that the ministers ongoing to discuss sadness despite the point that some individuals had turned to ‘a impolite attitude’…

Karachi Jammed in expressing solidarity with the Shia and Hazara communities in Quetta

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Almost the entire city was paralysed on Sunday evening because of sit-ins and protests in many areas by people expressing solidarity with the Shia and Hazara communities in Quetta. The sit-ins that began on Saturday evening at the Numaish intersection and on the National Highway near Malir-15 spread to different parts of the city on Sunday. The most unexpected sit-in was staged on Sunday evening near the Bilawal House, where President Asif Ali Zardari has been staying for the last few days. The protesters gathered at the Bilawal House traffic intersection where hundreds of people along with their families converged. The sit-in participants came in their vehicles and later sheets and blankets were also arranged…

Four more Shot Dead in ‘Sectarian’ Attacks

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At least four people, including a father and his son, were shot dead and a 12-year-old daughter of a victim and a friend of another victim were wounded in four ‘sectarian’ attacks in different parts of the city on Friday, police said. During this week, more than half a dozen people, including a couple, belonging to the same sect have been gunned down in drive-by shootings in the metropolis. The Friday attacks began with an early morning ambush on a car on Shaheed-i-Millat Road resulting in the death a 45-year-old man who was going to drop his daughter at her school, the police said. An official of the Ferozabad police station said that Nazar Abbas…

Imambargah Trustee Gunned Down in Nazimabad

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A septuagenarian trustee of an Imambargah was gunned down in Nazimabad on Wednesday evening, police said. Police said that Hasan Mohsin Naqvi, 70, was sitting in a park after offering prayers at Imambargah Jamia Imamia in Nazimabad No 2 when assailants riding a motorbike emerged, one of them walked up to the victim and fired three shots and fled. DSP Iftikhar Lodhi said that the victim suffered two bullet wounds in the head and one in the chest and died on the spot. Initial circumstantial evidence suggested that the killing was executed by sectarian motives, but it could be otherwise, as the victim had a dispute with another person over the trusteeship, said DIG-West Javed…