Body of MQM-L leader found near Ibrahim Hyderi

KARACHI: Body of a Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London leader, Hassan Zafar Arif, was found near Ilyas Goth in Karachi.

According to initial details, the body was found from a car near Ilyas Goth.

The body has been shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical College.

Cause of death will be clear after the postmortem.

A Philosopher In Jail

However, JPMC head of emergency Seemi Jamali said that body does not bear any marks of torture or bullet wounds.

Further investigation is going on.

75-year-old Dr Hasan Zafar Arif was professor of philosophy and has taught in a number of universities in Karachi.

The professor has made significant contributions to progressive writings in Pakistan.

Interview with The Express Tribune

In an interview with The Express Tribune, Dr Arif had said that Marxists and communist parties across the world and throughout history have supported the ongoing democratic struggle to pave the way for a revolutionary change and saw MQM’s struggle as furthering democratic values.

The professor had said he used Marxism as a framework to evaluate his political steps. Every support he extends to the ‘bourgeois’ parties came only after he measured the probable consequences, and in each case the litmus test is the role of the party at that juncture in the advancement of the democratic cause.


This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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