International Commissionon Missing Persons reports extra judicial killing of Aftab Ahmed
Pakistan’sMQM party alleges paramilitary killing
Reuters reportstoday that Pakistan’s Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the secular party thatgoverns the port city of Karachi, on Tuesday accused the regional paramilitaryPakistan Rangers force of killing another one of its members while in theircustody. MQM accused the Rangers of having carried out dozens of extra-judicialkillings of party members since the force launched a crackdown on crime inKarachi in 2013. Last year, the UN Working Group on Enforced orInvoluntary Disappearances referred 55 cases of illegal abductions of MQMworkers to the government. MQM said Aftab Husain, a prominent party activistand an aide to Farooq Sattar, MQM leader in the National Assembly, was arrestedat his house on 1 May and died two days later.