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A view of closed shops at Station Road during strike by JSQM.   — File photo by APP
A view of closed shops at Station Road during strike by JSQM. — File photo by APP

NAUSHERO FEROZE: A brother of former Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) chief Basheer Khan Qureshi and an associate were killed under mysterious circumstances in Sindh's Naushero Feroze district following which a strike was observed in several areas on province, DawnNews reported.

Maqsood Ahmed Qureshi was travelling in a vehicle with an associate near Bhirya road in Bhirya area of Naushero Feroze when it mysteriously caught fire.

Both the occupants of the car succumbed to their burns wounds suffered in the incident.

Police sources said that the bodies were shifted to Bhirya City Hospital exact details of the deaths would be known after a postmortem was carried out.

A large number of JSQM supporters reached the hospital following which the atmosphere in the locality turned tense.

Moreover, a partial strike was observed in Nausherao Feroze, Khairpur, Larakana, Kandhkot, Jaccobabad, Jamshoro and other areas of the province as shopkeepers, markets and businesses shut down in protest.

Enraged party activists also staged protests on the National Highway near Karachi blocking the flow of traffic on the main highway.

The demonstrators also reportedly engaged in aerial firing in the affected areas.

Former JSQM chief Bashir Qureshi passed in Sakrand, Nawabshah in April 2012. The cause was his death was reported to be cardiac arrest but his party had rejected cardiac arrest as the cause of their chief’s demise, demanding a thorough investigation into his mysterious death.

Some sources had also claimed that the nationalist leader was poisoned to death.

Maqsood Qureshi, had later gotten a second FIR regarding his brother's death registered through a plea filed in a local court.

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asif jatao Mar 21, 2014 04:12pm

this will cause more untrust in Pakistan. first bashir died and now his brother who is claimant for his brother's death is also killed. what is going on. we all know the anti pakistan feelings are deep rooted in pakistan's deprived nations. with his death many question are arising. no body trust state institutions as fair and technical enough to eliminated that brewing hatred. we have also seen various sabotage action in Sindh,Balochistan,Punjab siraiki area. Naturally the mysterious killings and missing of various vociferous person will bring adverse repercussions for land called pakistan.

akram Mar 21, 2014 08:28pm

whilst its natural to sympathise with the relatives of the deceased, but blocking of roads and aerial firing is no way to honour the dead. This is jahalat and the police should step in and stop this behaviour. It is no longer an acceptable way for political parties to behave, like goondas. Any party that behaves this way should be resisted.

azadsindh Mar 22, 2014 01:54am

i see very dim hope that deep frustration among local sindhis for not being decision makers of their own land will not create new Balochistan. in Pakistan. Sindh has become a Pakistan's orphan house where indian traitors,pashtun killers,baluchi mafia,state institutions' corrupt and inefficient thugs abounds, we must finish all mysterious killings in all parts of unorganised land of Pakistan. these types of mysterious deaths have started right from the death of mohammad ali jinna, pakistan founder.