Two PPP local government representatives 'held' in connection with Sehwan blast

Published: February 19, 2017
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Soldiers stand guard outside Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's shrine. PHOTO: APP

Soldiers stand guard outside Lal Shahbaz Qalandar's shrine. PHOTO: APP

HYDERABAD: At least two local government officials affiliated with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have been ‘picked up’ in connection with the Sehwan blast.

Muneer Khan Jamali Jangwani and Abdul Aziz Jamali Hamlani, the representatives of Chinni and Kamal Khan union councils, respectively, were among four men picked up from Muneer’s autaq in Johi, a rural town in Dadu.

“Police say they are in custody of intelligence agencies,” Muneer’s uncle, Jangoo Khan Jamali Jangwani, told The Express Tribune. “But they are innocent.”

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Jangoo identified the other two men picked up from Muneer’s autaq as Habibullah and Ghulam Rasool.

According to initial reports, the quartet, whose names had surfaced during the investigation of the Sehwan blast, were picked up on February 17.

Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies have yet to disclose identities of the suspects detained following the blast at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine.

At least 88 people were killed last Thursday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the shrine of the revered saint. The attacker targeted devotees while they were performing dhamal – a spiritual dance – in the shrine’s premises.

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