KARAQCHI, June 16,2022- One person was killed and five others, including a PSP leader, were injured in firing and rioting incidents at different places in Landhi No. 6 during the by-election of NA-240 constituency.
Polling staff fled after the firing. Unidentified persons broke the ballot box when he went missing.
Provincial Election Commissioner has called Rangers for help.
During the firing, bullets were also fired at the ambulance of the rescue agency, while business in the area was shut down.
Firing on the car of Anis Qaimkhani
Pak Sarzamin Party (PSP) leader Anis QaimkKhani’s vehicle was also fired upon. PSP leader was not in the vehicle at the time of firing.
Anis Qaim Khani has claimed that 4 to 5 people opened fire on his car, 4 bullets were fired at the car, and he said that former MPA Iftikhar Alam was also shot.
A police mobile traveling with the vehicle of PSP leader Anis Qaimkhani was also came under firing.
Pak Sarzamin Party chief Mustafa Kamal claimed that the person who was killed in the firing was his party worker.
TLP leader blames PSP leaders
Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP) leader, Mufti Ghulam Ghous Baghdadi said that many workers of his party were injured and those who saw defeat were firing.
The TLP leader alleged that all this happened in the presence of Mustafa Kamal and Anis Qaimkkhani.
Mufti Ghulam Ghous Baghdadi said that Mustafa Kamal and Anis Qaimkhani were trying to give the impression of who would be the biggest bully.
DRO’s letter to SSP Korangi on tension
The DRO wrote a letter to SSP Korangi about the tension in NA-240.
DRO Nadeem Haider in his letter said that there was tension and aerial firing in the area and security should be ensured where there is tension.
The letter said that the security of the camp office should also be ensured.
Sindh Chief Minister takes notice
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incidents of firing and violence during the by-election of NA-240 constituency in Karachi.
Instructing IG Sindh, the Chief Minister said that no one should be allowed to take the law into his own hands and peace should be maintained in the election environment.
MQM Pakistan leader Aminul Haq said that after three o’clock a certain political party attacked the polling stations, the purpose of the miscreants was to obstruct the election process.