425 PPP workers killed in Karachi since 2008
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Friday, August 31, 2012
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KARACHI: Some 425 workers of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have been killed during its rule since 2008 and the killings have compelled a party activist to set up galleries of the deceased, including four members of the Sindh Council.
Asif Rahi has extablished galleries of the Shuhada (martyrs) at the Bilawal House, People’s Secretariat, Lahore, Islamabad, Giligit and Garhi Khuda Bakhsh. Frustrated PPP workers have named these galleries as “graveyards” of PPP workers.
Rahi says that target-killings of party workers continue unabated and the ruling party sees four to six killings of its workers each week. Karachi’s Pakistan Peoples Party President and MNA Qadir Patel hold the party’s ally, the MQM, responsible for these killings. He says that PPP’s polling agents of last elections are being slain one by one.
All polling agents belonging to Baldia Town and Kemari have been murdered, he added. A senior police officer told The News that MQM alone was not responsible for the killings as many had fell during gang wars in Lyari and Malir.