LAHORE: Muttahida Qaumi Movement MNA Tahira Asif succumbed to her bullet injuries here late on Thursday night at the Sheikh Zayed Hospital (SZH).
She was being treated at SZH after being shot at and injured by two unidentified bike-riders near Bisrnillah Chowk in the Allama Iqbal Town police limits on Wednesday afternoon.The police concerned have registered an FIR against the unidentified gunmen on the complaint of Tahira Asif’s daughter under Section 324/34 and 780-A.
The MQM leadership has held the Punjab government responsible for the murder. Senator Babar Khan Ghauri told The News the Punjab government’s negligence and inefficiency resulted in the death of Tahira Asif.
He said despite repeated requests; no security measures were taken to protect her life. He said if any such incident takes place in Islamabad or Punjab, the PML-N government will be held responsible for it.