#FreeKarachi campaign kickstarts in Washington DC

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2018 01:03 IST

Washington DC [United States], Jan 16 (ANI): The Free Karachi campaign gaining momentum in the capital of the United States as taxis are lining up with #FreeKarachi banners to participate in Dr Martin Luther King Day parade here.

Pakistani-American politician, who is also the incumbent Convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Monday tweeted, "This is Washington D.C., the capital of the USA. Taxis are lining up with #FreeKarachi banners to participate in Dr Martin Luther Kind [King] Day parade in the capital. #FreeKarachi."

The Free Karachi movement comes after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Hasan Zafar Arif was found dead in a car in Karachi's Ilyas Goth area on Sunday.

Dr Arif, who was also the MQM-London's deputy convener, used to teach Philosophy at the University of Karachi.

The United Kashmir People`s National Party (UKPNP) Exiled Chairman Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri strongly condemned the extrajudicial killing of MQM London's deputy convener Dr Hasan Zafar Arif.

The American Friends of Balochistan (AFB) also condemned the extrajudicial killing of Arif and drew attention to the recurring pattern of violence against activism for truth and justice in Pakistan.

The ADB said, in its statement, the present killing bears all the usual marks of an extrajudicial assassination by Pakistani state agencies.

The murdered professor was an alumnus of the University of Reading and Harvard University. (ANI)