Waqas Shah Buried - His Death remains a Mystery

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:56

KARACHI. Waqas Shah, murdered Muttahida Qaumi Movement worker, was buried with the mystery of his killing unresolved.

Member of the MQM’s Central Information Committee, Waqas Shah was killed during aerial firing following a raid conducted by the Rangers at the Nine Zero on Wednesday morning.

His funeral procession was held at Azizabad’s Jinnah Ground attended by his family members, relatives alongwith a large number of party’s workers and leaders to include Khawaja Izharul Hassan, Faisal Sabzwari and Wasey Jalil. He was later laid to rest at MQM’s Shuhada graveyard.

The contention remained as the party blamed Rangers for Shah’s killing as Rangers denied the allegations. MQM has demanded judicial inquiry over the Shah's murder and have lodeged an FIR No. 78/15 with the police over his murder against unidentified persons.

His postmortem report indicates involvement of a low-bore weapon whereas police officials have yet to ascertained how he was actually killed. “It is a challenging job to ascertain how actually he was killed,” said Azizabad SHO Asimur Rehman. “The police investigators have to probe which direction; the bullet came and hit him, its distance, weapon’s caliber and who fired that bullet.” 

26 Cases registered against ‘target killers’:

A separate 26 FIRS have been registered by Azizabad police from FIR No 52/15 to 77/15 against 26 alleged target killers to include,

1) Faisal Mehmood aka Faisal Mota, convicted and sentence to death by court over a murder of Geo News reporter,

2) Nadir Shah who is also convicted and sentenced 13 years,

3) Farhan Shabbir alias Mullah, &

Amir, Ubaid K-2 and Nooruddin Subhani. “Each FIR registered under individuals name,” Azizabad SHO Asimur Rehman while confirming the registrations of the cases told Media. “The cases were registered on behalf of Rangers while the sections of the explosives act, anti-terrorism act and possessing illegal arms were placed in the FIRs.”

All the suspects remain in the custody of the Rangers with a remand taken over them by ATC courts. 

Another report states that Azizabad police have been handed over three MQM workers by Rangers on Thursday evening after they were found uninvolved during investigations. Pervez Alam, member of MQM’s information department was among them. They will be released after completion of formalities.

List Obtained submitted to ATC

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