Sindh govt’s JIT report on Uzair Baloch different from original: Ali Zaidi

Sindh govt’s JIT report on Uzair Baloch different from original: Ali Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister Ali Zaidi on Tuesday said the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report released by the Sindh government on Lyari gang war leader Uzair Baloch is different than the original report.

Addressing a press conference, the federal minister said the original report was 43 pages long whereas the one released by the Sindh government was only 35 pages long.
He said six names were missing from the JIT which includes many who were still members of parliament. He said all those named in the JIT report must be investigated and held accountable.
He said there the original JIT report has signatures on every page while the one by Sindh government has signatures on four pages. He said the original report has the signatures of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau, and Pakistan Rangers.
He said the report made public did not have the signatures of the provincial government, while the original report present with him even has the signatures of accused Uzair Baloch.
He said even PPP leader Nabil Gabol had told him that the report was not complete, adding that former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza should speak about the matter.
He was PPP was welcome to approach the court seeking his disqualification under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution and he will accept all consequences which may arise from his quest to release the original report.
The minister said the chief secretary had even refused to show him the report in 2017 after which he approached the court and is now presenting the original report in front of them.
Zaidi said the JIT report mentions the crime but does not state who was the mastermind on whose behest it was committed. According to the original report, Zaidi revealed that Uzair Baloch murdered Riaz Kalyani on the instructions of PPP leader Qadir Patel.
He added the original report mentions Qadir Patel, Yousuf Baloch, Faryal Talpur, Owais Muzaffar and Sharjeel Memon for facilitating the terrorists. He said Sharjeel Memon became an MPA even while being named for supporting the terrorists.
He urged Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notice and summon all the members of the JIT and verify signatories of the original report. He said the chief justice belongs to Karachi and has seen the situation of the city.
Zaidi said he has discussed the issue with the prime minister who assured him of complete support. He announced that he will approach the top court to summon him among others in this regard.
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