MQM-PPP Workers Clash: One Killed, Another Injured In Karachi

The deceased person was identified as 48-year-old Faraz.

MQM-PPP Workers Clash: One Killed, Another Injured In Karachi

At least one person was killed and another injured in skirmishes between Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) workers in Karachi's Nazimabad district, according to the MQM-P.

Police said the incident occurred late Sunday in the Nazimabad No. 2 district, where political parties were canvassing, conducting public rallies, and holding corner meetings to rally their followers ahead of the February 8 elections.

According to the police, fights ensued between personnel from the two political parties, and unidentified individuals set fire to two vehicles during the uproar.

Faraz, 48, was recognized as dead, according to authorities.

A video of the incident has also surfaced, in which political party workers can be seen throwing chairs at each other.

According to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital administration, the man was brought to the hospital dead, and he died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head.

Meanwhile, Taha Siddiqui, a member of the MQM-Pakistan Rabita Committee, alleged that PPP workers opened fire at their office, killing the UC incharge.

"The Peoples Party [PPP] cannot occupy the city through terrorism," he said while speaking to reporters outside the hospital.

MQM-P alleged in December last year that three of its workers were killed and dozens injured when PPP members opened fire on them.

According to a statement, the party's election headquarters in Karachi's Machar Colony, one of the city's largest slums, was assaulted while workers and officials were doing election-related tasks.

Police, on the other side, stated that "two groups" clashed in the vicinity, with three people dead and the primary suspect and his brother captured.

Previous election campaigns in the city have seen violent outbursts, with bombs and gun assaults targeting dozens of politicians and voters.