KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan got injured in a road accident near Karachi Toll Plaza in early hours on Sunday.
MQM-P leader Amir Khan confirmed that Khawaja Izhar was returning home from Ghotki when his car met with the road mishap. As a result, he suffered head injuries and his three bodyguards were also wounded.
They were rushed to a private hospital at Stadium Road for medical attention. The condition of the MQM-P leader is said to be out of danger.
Upon being informed of the accident, a number of MQM-P leaders and workers reached the hospital.
Speaking to media, MQM-P leader Sanjay Perwani said the accident occurred owing to a lack of a diversion sign on the motorway. He said Khawaja Izhar’s car, which was moving at full-throttle, skidded off the road, causing injuries to him and his guards.
He said Khawaja Izhar is out of danger and being treated at the hospital.
Earlier, in Sept 2017, Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan had escaped an assassination attempt but his security guard and passer-by lost his life in the ambush.
The assailants launched the attack when the MQM lawmaker, who was also the Opposition Leader in the Sindh Assembly at that time, was leaving a mosque after offering Eid-ul-Azha prayers in Buffer Zone area.
A teenager, said to be 14-year-old, lost his life alongside the security guard of Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan.