MULTAN

Strongly condemning the murder of PTI leader Zahra Shahid, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Secretary General Liaqat Baloch has said that Altaf Hussain is responsible for the killing of each political leader and worker in Karachi.

Talking to the journalists here on Monday, Baloch added that MQM was directly responsible for target killing, extortion and land grabbing in Karachi. "The murder of JI leaders Abid Ilyas, Younus Khan, attack at the house of Birjees Ahmad and now killing of Zahra Shahid are part of the same plan. The government needs to hold re-polling in entire Karachi and Hyderabad if it is serious to restore peace in these cities," he suggested. He said that holding re-polling in a limited area would be tantamount to concealing worst ever rigging of MQM and it would also send out a bad message against PTI. He asked all political parties to raise a joint demand for transparent, free and fair polls in Karachi and Hyderabad.

4521 FINED TRAFFIC LAWS BREACH: The Motorway Police have issued challan tickets to 4521 motorcyclists on violation of traffic laws in Multan sector during last 15 days. The SSP Motorway Police Multan Ch Ghulam Jaffar said that a special drive was launched on the direction of DIG Motorway Police Dr. Muhammad Shafiq to create awareness among the masses on traffic laws and 8809 citizens were briefed. He said that the Motorway Police was determined to extend timely help to the citizens and create awareness among them on traffic laws. "It is observed that majority of the highway accidents take place because of oblivion of motorcyclists' of traffic laws and that's why we briefed on as to how to travel on highways," he added. He said that the motorcyclists were challaned because they violated traffic laws.