KARACHI: Senior MQM leader Farooq Sattar and three others suffered injuries when their speeding vehicle met a road accident on Karachi-Hyderabad highway near Nooriabad area, DawnNews reported.
Details reveal that Sattar was on his way back from Hyderabad after attending political meetings there. He suffered injuries on shoulders and back.
The accident occurred when the speeding vehicle reportedly hit a barrier erected on Karachi-Hyderabad highway to mark the under-construction area, as development work is currently underway on the highway.
MQM leader Amir Khan, while talking to DawnNews, confirmed that the vehicle in which Sattar was travelling had met an accident.
Sattar is said to have suffered serious injuries on his shoulders and is reportedly being taken to A O clinic, located in Nazimabad area of the metropolis.
The other three persons, who suffered serious injuries in the road accident, were the police guards who were sitting in the back portion of the double-cabin vehicle.
The wounded police officials were shifted to another vehicle and rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Last month, at least 12 people were killed in a collision between a bus and a truck near the Thermal Power Station in Jamshoro district.
Poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving are cited as common reasons behind accidents in Pakistan. More than 4,600 people were killed in road traffic accidents in 2013, which is the last year the government released official data on the matter.