" Pakhtuns are victims of turban-wearing terrorists
in the nroth and jeans-wearing terrorists in the south". Senator Afrasiab
Khattak

 â€œPakhtuns went to Karachi for
service of Karachiites but their relatives are receiving dead bodies, which is
most regrettable”. Bashir Bilour

Karachi/Peshawar/Buner. Unidentified armed men gunned down Obaidullah Yousafzai and his
colleague Thursday evening. The incident took place near the Cargo Terminal of
the Karachi Airport.
Obaidullah Yousufzai, Chief Security In Charge (Salaar) of the Awami National
Party in Sindh Province was working with PIA Cargo. ANP Sindh announces
three-day mourning on Obaidullah death.

Dead body of Obaidullah was brought to Peshawar last night and was laid to
rest this morning in his native village Ghoorghashto, Totalai area of district
Buner. Obaidullah, 55, left two wives, a daughter and two sons.

Central President of ANP Asfandyar Wali Khan strongly condemned the attack on
senior party activist adding that target killing of party leaders in Pakhtunkhwa
and Sindh are intolerable.

ANP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s president Senator Afrasiab Khattak said the ernment
policy of appeasement of terrorists in Karachi would dire repercussions for the
entire country.

Reacting on the target killing of Obaidullah Buneri, he said: "We condemn the
killing. He was a very popular and senior party activist and had rendered
sacrifices in the party’s struggle for democracy and rule of law".

Afrasiab Khattak said ad-hocism could not address this serious issue. "A well
thought out plan that includes empowering Rangers and deweaponising is the only
solution to bring peace and tranquility in the city", he further said that if
immediate action was not taken, Karachi might fall prey to divisive forces and
the city could be divided along ethnic grounds, which would be disastrous for
the country.

Shahi Sayed, ANP chief in Sindh province said he was 100 percent sure that
the government and security agencies know the perpetrators of target killings.
The government is reluctant to arrest the criminals and we fail to understand
the reason for government inaction.

"Party lost a very committed activist and his services for the party would be
remembered for long. Shahi Sayed remarked while demanding judicial inquiry into
the cold-blooded muder of Obaidullah Yousafzai.
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Sindh Home Minister, Dr
Zulfiqar Ali Mirza, has condemned the killing of Obaidullah Yousufzai.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa senior minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour has also strongly
condemns targeted killing incidents in Karachi adding that police and Rangers
have practically failed to overcome fragile law and order situation in
metropolis despite deployment of heavy contingents.

He was talking to media at Peshawar airport on arrival of dead body of ANP
leader Obaidullah Yousufzai.

Kashar
Bilour said army should now be called into Karachi to maintain law and order
situation in city as police and rangers both have failed in doing so.

He urged Sindh government for judicial inquiry into assassination of ANP leader,
insisting that the assailants should be brought to justice at any cost.

“Killing of Obaidullah is a big loss”, he termed. “Pakhtuns went to Karachi for
service of Karachiites but their relatives are receiving dead bodies, which is
most regrettable”.

Sindh Governor condemns ANP leader’s killing
Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, on Thursday telephoned the
chief of Awami National Party, Asfandyar Wali,Khan  and expressed deep sorrow and
grief on the murder of the provincial office bearer of the party, Obaidullah
Yousufzai.

Condemning the incident, the Governor assured that all resources would be
utilized to bring the killers to justice.

The Governor Sindh also talked to other leaders of the ANP and the provincial
office bearers.

He hoped that all the parties in the government will unitedly expose the
conspiracies of those who want to try to undermine stability of the country and
sabotage the peace in Karachi.