Arshad Pappu murder: Police arrest Uzair Baloch’s brother

Published: April 4, 2013

Arshad Pappu. ILLUSTRATION: JAMAL KHURSHID

KARACHI: The brother of Peoples Amn Committee leader Uzair Jan Baloch and another gangster were declared arrested on Wednesday for the murder of Lyari’s notorious gangster, Arshad Pappu.

In a joint press conference on Wednesday, Lyari SSP Sardar Najam Tareen and Old City police SSP Ahmed Jamal disclosed the arrests of Zubair Baloch and Zakir Dada. SSP Jamal said that the arrests were made after the police received a tip-off and raided a bus stand near Hub Chowki, while the suspects were trying to flee Balochistan to avoid the arrests.

Both the arrested suspects were nominated in an FIR No 23/13 registered at Lyari’s Kalakot police station on behalf of Pappu’s wife, Asma. She also named Uzair Baloch, chief operation commander of the Rehman Dakait gang Noor Muhammad alias Baba Ladla, his brother Zahid Ladla and other alleged gangsters, Asif Kana, Faisal Pathan, Yasir Pathan and Sheraz Comrade in the FIR. She added the names of the chief of Friends of Lyari, Habib Jan, and former union councillor Shahjahan Baloch.

According to Jamal, over 150 barriers have been removed from Lyari. “Complete peace has been restored in Lyari,” he said.

SSP Tareen pointed out that action against gangsters continues in light of Supreme Court orders. The police have so far arrested three culprits during earlier raids and they have also arrested another nominated suspect, Shahjahan Baloch, from Lyari’s Kalakot area. “These gangsters are escaping to Balochistan because of the these operations,” said Tareen. “But we are coordinating with Balochistan police and will arrest the remaining suspects too.”

Published in The Express Tribune, April 4th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Mehran
    Apr 4, 2013 - 11:15AM

    But those who are champions of terrorism and violence in Karachi, they are named as “Na Maloom Afrad” party but ET is quick to name Uzair Jan’s brother as gangster. Protest Vigil!

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  • Mustafa
    Apr 4, 2013 - 3:12PM

    @Mehran:
    Thats because they are?

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  • confused
    Apr 4, 2013 - 6:02PM

    We all know that Lyari is the hub of bhatta collectors, kidnappers and target killers. Peaceful residents have been taken hostage by terrorists who use them as human shields during rangers/police operations. If you watch videos of what these terrorists did to ordinary Karachiites during Ramadan and even what they did to Arshad Pappu, you won’t be able to sleep knowing the fact that such monsters live free in Karachi/Pakistan.

    Pakistan Army should send a battalion to cleanup Lyari and arrest those animals!

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  • Peace
    Apr 5, 2013 - 12:30AM

    Aman Committee is root cause of Terrorism in Liyari..

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  • Mehran
    Apr 5, 2013 - 5:49AM

    GROW UP!

    They are destroying KARACHI so everyone should take their name.

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