Not Rangers But MQM itself Killed MQM Worker, Waqas Shah Murderer Indicted
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday indicted Syed Asif Ali, a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist, in the case relating to the murder of a young member of the party, Waqas Shah.
Waqas Shah was shot and killed during a Rangers raid at the MQM headquarters Nine Zero on March 11, 2015.
The investigations have accused Asif as the perpetrator which he denies pleaded innocence before the court.
The case has now entered a trial stage, which will be followed by examining of witnesses, final arguments before the court and issuance of a final verdict.
MQM, earlier, had accused the paramilitary force of firing the shot that hit and killed Shah during a protest outside Nine Zero against the raid, which upon Rangers investigation turned out to be otherwise.
MQM had also iterated that Syed Asif Ali was picked up from the city a long time ago and had been falsely implicated in the case after being “politically victimised”.
Rangers on the otherhand refuted the allegations and said that they had arrested Ali for killing Shah during a raid in interior Sindh after the incident claiming that Ali tried to flee the city after murdering Shah dumping the weapon in a drainage in the Yasinabad area, a block away from the site of the crime.
A forensic report of the weapon and the bullet shell has also been made part of the case.
Shah was a student at the department of women studies in Karachi University. He had been affiliated with the MQM since his college days and also served as an information secretary in APMSO, the student wing of the party.
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