Sindh

MQM MPA Shazia Farooq Attempts Suicide

Mutahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Shazia Farooq on Monday tried to commit suicide by taking a large number of sleeping pills.
Sources said that Shazia Farooq was dishearten after being criticised by the party leadership on suspicion of voting for a PPP-backed candidate in the recently held Senate polls.
Soon after the incident, Shazia was immediately shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital for further treatment, where she was reported in stable condition.Her son told the journalists that Shazia’s condition is out of danger then. He said that Amir Khan and few other office-bearers visited the hospital to inquire about the health of her mother.
Shazia was among the party’s six MPAs of the Sindh Assembly who allegedly voted for the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), defying the party orders.
MQM-P chief Farooq Sattar had claimed that other than Shazia, five party members namely Naila Muneer, Heer Soho, Sameeta Afzal, Saleem Bandhani and Naheed Begum were served show-cause notices for violating party orders.
Shazia Farooq is the widow of Farooq Dada.