‘Target killer’ arrested in Clifton raid
Karachi: Police claimed to have arrested in Clifton on Tuesday a suspected target killer associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), who was allegedly involved in killing 15 people, including five activists of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi.
The police also recovered one rifle, a repeater, three pistols and over 50 live bullets from his possession. Acting on a tip-off, a police party, led by SHO Clifton police station Shafiq Tanoli, raided a house. Upon seeing the police, suspects opened fire and an encounter ensued, following which Haseeb Akram was arrested while his two accomplices managed to flee.
During initial interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he along with his accomplices had killed five MQM-Haqiqi activists — Shakeel, Hamid Pia, Naeem Bhora, Azmat and Tanveer — in Surjani Town and North Nazimabad areas.
He also admitted that he along with his accomplices had killed innocent Pakhtoons in different parts of the city, the police said. The suspect further disclosed that he along with the MQM’s sector in-charge of North Nazimabad and other MQM workers, set ablaze 40 buses of route 2-K at the dead end in the North Nazimabad police limits.