MQM-P’s Khawaja Izhar escapes assassination bid in Karachi
September 2, 2017 Share

MQM-P’s Khawaja Izhar escapes assassination bid in Karachi

MQM-P leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan on Saturday escaped an assassination attempt in which two people, including a policeman, were killed and many others injured.

According to Express News, the leader of the opposition in Sindh Assembly was going home after offering Eidul Azhar prayers when two suspected attackers ambushed his vehicle in Bufferzone area of the metropolis. While Khawaja Izhar remained unharmed in the incident, an attacker was killed during the retaliatory fire by one of the guards of the MQM-P lawmaker.

Police kill two suspects in encounter

Meanwhile, another party leader Faisal Sabzwari confirmed the assassination attempt on Khawaja Izhar, saying the suspects were wearing police uniforms.

The bodies and the injured have been shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital whereas law enforcers have recovered as many as 27 bullet casings of 9mm pistol, SSP Central Pir Muhammad Shah said.

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