KARACHI: Minhaj Qazi, the man who was in charge of security at the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) headquarters, has said that a former member of the Sindh Assembly is involved in the murder of Hamdard founder Hakim Muhammad Said.
Qazi, who is currently in the custody of the security agencies, has said in a video statement, that MQM leader Qamar Mansoor’s brother Mehmood Siddique and former MPA Zulfiqar Haider were involved in Said’s murder, which took place on October 17, 1998. He also said that Siddique and Haider had links with the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Qazi said that Haider was in Karachi on the day of the murder, while Mansoor’s brother was the chairman of the APMS student union at that time. However, he said, he was not associated with the MQM at that time.
It is worth mentioning here that MQM workers, including Shakir Langra, Imran Pasha, Nadeem alias Mota and Amir of Liaquatabad were also involved in the murder of Said, who also served as Sindh governor.
Qazi’s statement has come a few days after a target killer linked to MQM’s militant wing, Ahmed Saeed alias Saeed Bahram, said that RAW trained dozens of MQM workers to create unrest in Karachi. He said that Pak Sarzameen Party leader Anees Qaimkhani had directed the target killers to target former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza and Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi chief Afaq Ahmed.