CTD arrests five MQM-London target killers

KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Sindh claimed to have arrested five Muttahida Qaumi Movement London (MQM-L) target killers in Karachi.

According to CTD in charge Mazhar Mashwani, three different raids were conducted in three cities of Sindh. They were identified as Muhammad Ali, Salman alias Dhobi, Umair, Akhtar and Shehzad.

The arrested target killers were wanted by the police in several heinous crimes and they have confessed to receiving training from Indian spy agency RAW along with Ajmal Pahari and Kashif David.

The CTD spokesman said Muhammad Ali was a close aide of Ajmal Pahari and was involved in several target killings between 1995 and 2005. In 1997, the suspect killed a policeman in Orangi Town and and a man named Faisal alias ‘Paratha‘.

In 2005, the suspects killed Sunni Tehreek leader Ajmad Pervaiz in Orangi Town. The suspects Salman, Umair and Shehzad were also nominated in five cases of terrorism at Jamsheed Quarters, Ferozabad, Pak Colony and Mominabad police stations.

The CTD in-charge said the suspects remained active between 2010 to 2012 in Karachi. Further investigation from the arrested target killers of MQM-London is underway.