KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Faisal Sabzwari on Thursday said his party’s workers were being targeted and killed, adding that conditions may deteriorate if the killings did not stop.

The MQM leader made the above remarks on the floor of the Sindh Assembly where he is his party's parliamentary leader.

Later on, speaking to media representatives, Sabzwari said MQM's vote bank had been sabotaged in order to engineer results in certain constituencies during the May 11 polls, adding that his party had filed cases against rigging in election tribunals.

Sabzwari said MQM was now awaiting justice on part of election authorities and alleged that a number of polling stations in Karachi were being manned by armed men on May 11.

The MQM leader added that his party had provided all details pertaining to rigging to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Sabzwari further said that a conspiracy had been hatched to damage MQM's vote bank and that his party would approach all legal avenues for redress.

The statements came hours after MQM decided to sit on opposition benches in the Sindh and national assemblies and a day after a unit chief of the party was gunned down in Karachi.

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May 30, 2013 3:17 pm

Typicall situation of Chour machaye Shour !!!!

May 30, 2013 3:41 pm

MQM workers being killed? Bhai calls it 'tatheer'.

Azhar uddin
May 30, 2013 3:53 pm

Beginning of cry baby's complaints. We will see how PPP deals with it.

May 30, 2013 4:23 pm

And a month later.... MQM is to join sindh Govt. "in country's best interest" ;)

Mohsin Jamil
May 30, 2013 4:33 pm

Sir, As a new government is taking charge to run business, I hope all the participants (rulers and oppositions) do their positive role to improve common men's life. If you are fair and faithful with this country then don't say previous government did not do this or that do it yourself , just do free and fair trails to get back our money if you are did not this this is the last chance for you and Pakistan's democracy.

May 30, 2013 4:34 pm

MQM is scared, Karachi is slipping away from their palm and Altaf bhai as well is under pressure from lords for not doing job effectively!!!

May 30, 2013 4:47 pm

rightly demanded .. and nice to see faisal bhai as parliamentary leader ..

Usman Ahmed
May 30, 2013 4:50 pm

@Azhar uddin: PPP is worse. Ek paisa sahi use nahi hota. At least MQM did something for Khi.

May 30, 2013 4:54 pm

Beginning of the separation process.....

Muhammad Farooq
May 30, 2013 5:03 pm

@skhan: yes that is the pattern.. to extend it further, close to the end of the tenure of assemblies they decide to leave the government; in between, they offer many warning to the coalition partners to leave the government. The question is: Is this is the proper way to conduct political affairs of the largest party in the largest city of Pakistan?

May 30, 2013 5:01 pm

Some one has learnt a lesson from the MQM's manual as how to run and ruin a city. So why are you crying now Mr. Faisal?

Naeem Syed
May 30, 2013 5:30 pm

There was so much the MQM could have achieved. They have sat in the lap of every Government since Zia to Zaradri and have not done a damn thing. The only bright star in this whole MQM management team has been Syed Kamal Mustafa. Sabzwari don't whine and make excuses. Just face the fact that the younger generation has understood your way is not the way forward. They are taking charge now and they have dumped you. Soon a newer, more politically efficient MQM will emerge with perhaps more people like Mustfa Kamal at it's head and do something to make Karachi a safer City where there will be Jobs and a better way of life for everyone instead. Sabzwari sahib you reap what you sow.

May 30, 2013 5:31 pm

"adding that conditions may deteriorate if the killings did not stop."

why they always have to put a threat.

May 30, 2013 6:06 pm

Another drama, another dhamki, another blame game, another lie, and yet another try to themselves innocent ... MQM days are counted. Instead of helping and working for the people of Karachi, MQM made their life miserable.

May 30, 2013 6:42 pm

Sabswari as opposition leader tells us how MQM thinks. MQM didn't even let go the opposition leader's portfolio. And nominated Sabswari to do friendly opposition to PPP. Also both the parties will be ONE when it comes to looting, extortion, land grabbing, and killing.

Raja Islam
May 30, 2013 6:47 pm

@Mohsin Jamil: They were the previous government.

Adil Haider
May 30, 2013 7:18 pm

@sajjad: bcz they are a terrorist outfit

Umar Aftab
May 30, 2013 8:55 pm

As you sow so shall you reap. MQM was the very part of the last 2 successive governments in Sindh. Crying foul after having its own Governor at the top for over a decade and virtually ruling Karachi with impunity is a bit shameless.

May 30, 2013 9:28 pm

@sajjad: Because terrorists speaks the language of terror.

Imtiaz Qazi
May 30, 2013 9:37 pm

A judicial commission should look into all the political murders of the last 25 years and punished to the fullest extent of law all those involved in these crimes. All criminals must be identified and appropriate legal actions must be taken against all the political parties who have played any role in these criminal activities in the last twenty five years.

We need to bring peace back to Karachi. People should be able to go out without any fear of retribution. A bold political leadership is needed to tackle the menace of terrorism in Karachi.

Sayyar Khan
May 30, 2013 9:55 pm

URDU should NOT be the only National Language. Other regional languages should be inculded. Sindhi need to wake up and take the province back from these people.

May 30, 2013 9:55 pm

PPP is not serious and it does not have the will or expertise to bail out Sind from its current crises. The same old dirty politics introduced during the time of Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto will continue, historically Sind Rural is the stronghold of PPP and in this part of the province only wild boar continue to thrive.

May 30, 2013 10:50 pm


May 30, 2013 11:21 pm

Both parties didn't do anything for the province + karachi + common people benefit.. Sind only need Muhammad Bin Qaim to save it from these looters..

May 31, 2013 2:54 am

@sajjad: I agree with Sajjad, why MQM always have to put threat while giving an statement? If this is not a terrorism then what is it then? I believe MQM days have counted now, its just matter of time and MQM will be completed eliminated.

May 31, 2013 3:56 am

Just wondering, who can kill their party member, as they were in government with their own will. Election rigging in Karachi and Hyderabad is impossible unless they don't be a part of it. come on guys wakeup we all knows the truth stop lying with yourselves, KHI was one of the educated society and it was before MQM. now it is place of thugs and ruthless society. Don't blame other, blame your own self. You start slogan to be called outsider, Migrated so called "MOHAJIR" in public. How could you ask people to forget and become united with you??? Being a Karachities I ashamed to be called as Karachities.. This is a Gift is given by Karachi leaders.. time to change....

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