Khawaja Izhar injured in road accident near Toll Plaza

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KARACHI: MQM-P leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan got injured in a road accident near Toll Plaza in the wee hours of Sunday.

According to MQM-P leader Faisal Sabzwari, Khawaja Izhar and his bodyguards sustained injuries in the accident.

“Hasan’s bodyguard was critically injured while he suffered from head injuries,” said Faisal Sabzwari. “They have both been shifted to a private hospital at Stadium Road,” he added.

According to Khawaja Izhar, the accident took place after Khawaja Izhar was returning to the city from Ghotki. He had met Prime Minister Imran Khan in Ghotki as the PTI chairman was in the city to address the rally.

MQM-P leader Amir Khan told media that Khawaja Izhar’s bodyguard who was traveling behind in a car and was critically injured when the accident.

MPA Sanjay Perwani revealed that the road was dug up which had caused the construction.
“Due to some construction work, the road was a little dug up which caused the driver to fail and the accident occurred,” he said. “There was no sign indicating that the road was dug up.”

This is not the first time that the MQM-P leader has had a brush with death. In 2017, Hasan was going home after offering Eid-ul-Azha prayers when his car was fired upon by armed assailants.

He remained unhurt in the firing incident but one of the gunmen was killed in the firing exchange.