Surprise raids: CTD takes ‘target killer’ into custody    

Suspect has been involved in targeted killing incidents in 2010 and 2011

Our Correspondent January 17, 2017

KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Sindh police claimed on Tuesday to have arrested a political worker for his alleged involvement in at least 10 cases of target killings.

The accused, Syed Zulfiqar Ali Naqvi, was arrested during a raid conducted on a tip-off in SITE area.

"Naqvi is associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London," said CTD SSP Omar Shahid Hamid, while addressing a press conference along with CTD's Pakistan-based intelligence group's incharge Mazhar Mashwani.

"He [Naqvi] has been involved in targeted killing incidents in 2010 and 2011," he said.

While sharing details of Naqvi's criminal activities, CTD officials said that three members of the sectarian outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and a local leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Yousuf  Baloch, who were gunned down in Gulshan-e-Iqbal in 2011, were among those who were killed by Naqvi.

The police also claimed to have recovered a 9mm pistol from Naqvi's possession.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2017.

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