ISLAMABAD-Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi have expressed their profound grief over the sad demise of MQM Legislator Tahira Asif, who was hospitalized after being injured by the firing of the unknown assailants on Wednesday.  
In their separate condolence messages to her family, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker expressed their profound grief and sorrow over her death.   Paying rich tributes to Tahira Asif, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker said that she was a politician of high repute and a devoted social worker who rendered valuable contributions in legislative business during her tenure as Member, National Assembly and worked for the betterment of marginalized segments of the society. Her services will be remembered for a long time to come, they said.
They said that the culprits involved in the tragic incident wanted to destabilize the democratic process in the country. They said that culprits would be apprehended and taken to task. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with equanimity.