MQM worker Shahid Kaleem extrajudicially killed by Paramilitary Rangers in Karachi
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker Shahid Kaleem, who was arrested on December 9, 2016, by Pakistan’s Paramilitary Rangers from his home, was killed extrajudicially in Karachi, according to reports.
Kaleem was enforcebly disappeared since 2016 and on December 6 this year, his mutilated body was found from Surjani Town area of Karachi.
After his disappearance, Kaleem’s wife rushed to the local police station, Rangers headquarter and offices of agencies but they denied the arrest of Shahid Kaleem. His wife lodged a petition for his enforced disappearance but the court did not give her justice. During the last 4 years, Shahid Kaleem was not presented before any court of law.
Talking to the local media, Shahid Kaleem’s wife said that her husband was not involved in any crime, nor any case was registered against him, neither had he had any animosity against anybody.
She said her husband’s body was mutilated, his whole body was black due to electric shocks and there was a hole in his head. Shahid Kaleem was 35-years-old and had a 13 years old daughter.
MQM founder Altaf Hussain has condemned the killing of MQM member Shahid Kaleem. He offered his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. Hussain appealed to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to take immediate action against this brutal killing of Kaleem.
In a joint statement, MQM Convener Tariq Jawaid and members of the Central Coordination Committee said that the brutal killing of Shahid Kaleem is a part of the ongoing genocide of the Mohajir nation.
They said that thousands of MQM members and Mohajirs were killed by Paramilitary Rangers and agencies during ongoing state operations, thousands are still enforcedly disappeared, and missing workers are being killed one by one by the deep state.
MQM Coordination Committee has appealed to the UN and human rights organisations to raise their voice against these killings.