Yesterday, 18 May, two motorbike-riding terrorists shot Zahra Shahid Hussain, the vice-president of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf, Sindh, in front of her house. She was shot twice and died immediately. The immediate reaction of pro-Taliban politician Imran Khan was to blame Altaf Hussain for the tragedy.
But there is no reason to believe why the head of the MQM would order killing of a woman who was in no way a danger to anyone. But given her credentials, there is every reason to believe that it was the Sipah Sahaba (aka ASWJ/SSP/LeJ) terrorists who killed her. Zahra Hussain belonged to one of the finest Shia families of Karachi. Her late husband was well known in Shia circles of Karachi due to his social work and dedication to the Ahle Bait. She was a social activist and had earned great respect from every walk of life for her work. She was a perfect target for the Sipah Sahaba terrorists who have been killing educated Shias for the past two decades.
As yet, there is no evidence to suggest who killed her. There is no hard evidence incriminating even the Sipah Sahaba. But circumstantially if there is someone who will have an ideological-Islamofascist cause to kill a Shia, it has to be ASWJ/SSP/LEJ terrorists, and not the MQM.
Nothing will happen. Another brilliant Shia mind has been silenced by the Saudi-financed Takfiri Deobandi militants. But Imran Khan is playing dirty politics by involving the MQM in Hussain’s murder. He will not say a word about the Sipah Sahaba and its leaders Ahmed Ludhianvi and Aurangzeb Farooqi, the Punjabi extension of the Taliban. Only one day ago, Imran Khan’s nominee for KPK chief minister said that his party has no problem with the Taliban. Imran Khan was backed by the Taliban who gave him a free hand to campaign while putting down the likes of the ANP, PPP and MQM. Imran Khan is a Taliban acolyte. How can he blame his brethren even when it is clear that they are the enemies of the people of Pakistan? It is Imran Khan’s friends who have killed Zahra Husain. By giving a clean bill to the Taliban, Imran Khan is complicit in their campaign of assassination of the liberal and secular elements of Pakistan including the liberals who have been working for him.
Perhaps Imran Khan thinks he is acting smart by killing two birds with one stone: Get even with the MQM and protect his Talibanic brethren. His own undoing will follow soon.