Uzair Baloch taken into military custody: ISPR

Published: April 12, 2017
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The army took custody of Lyari gang war leader Uzair Baloch, who was arrested by the Rangers from the outskirts of Karachi last year.

In a tweet late Tuesday night, Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Uzair Baloch was taken into military custody under the Pakistan Army Act 1952 and Official Secret Act, 1923.

He further said that the high-profile criminal was taken into custody on charges of espionage (leakage of sensitive security information to foreign intelligence agencies).

Lyari gang war leader Uzair Baloch arrested by Rangers near Karachi

The Lyari gang war leader, who has close ties to the Pakistan Peoples Party, had confessed his involvement in killings of rival group members, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers, supporters and police officials.

Baloch had further stated that several police officers were also working under his influence and a number of PPP leaders were also in his support.

Baloch, a former chief of the defunct Peoples Aman Committee (PAC) who was declared a ‘most-wanted criminal’ by the Sindh government, had been in the custody of the Abu Dhabi police for nearly three months before his arrest.

He was detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) based on Interpol’s red-warrant on December 29 2015 at the Dubai-Oman border.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Jamil Chaudri
    Apr 12, 2017 - 5:35AM

    For consorting with the enemy, he should be presented with a one way ticket to visit with his maker, and Zardari should be given a similar offer.Recommend

  • Kashif Naqvi
    Apr 12, 2017 - 7:22AM

    If it weren’t for the Army, he would’ve been roaming the streets of Karachi as a squeaky clean free man. Thank God for the Pak ArmyRecommend

  • haji saheb
    Apr 12, 2017 - 8:06AM

    It is extremely unfortunate that a Muslim country like also destabilize Pakistan, Although we have got no problem with them.The people of Pakistan should know Iran now.Recommend

  • FAZ
    Apr 12, 2017 - 8:37AM

    Expected move after Ayan Ali, Sharjeel and Asim HussainRecommend

  • Chhota Shikoh
    Apr 12, 2017 - 8:59AM

    And don’t want to read 2 years later that he has been into custody again, like that Ladla case.Recommend

  • Ahmed Ali khan
    Apr 12, 2017 - 9:43AM

    Murderer of lot of Pakistanis. Soon he should be hanged along with his masters.Recommend

  • Truth Hurts
    Apr 12, 2017 - 6:09PM

    Does Zulfiqar Mirza still consider him as his brother as he did when he was caught?Recommend

  • Last Man Alive
    Apr 12, 2017 - 9:48PM

    @Truth Hurts: Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza not only used to call him ” brother ”

    but also publicly took pride in providing him and his gangs with

    hundreds of thousands of arms licenses hence he is

    directly responsible for the hundreds of murders and

    other terrorist activities this terrorist committed

    and thus he should also be arrested and

    tried in Military Courts. Recommend

  • Jamil Chaudri
    Apr 12, 2017 - 9:52PM

    The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRoI) is not only a neighbour to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,(IRoP) but is in fact also its best Friend. The IRoP represents IRoI in America. The Shah of Iran was the first Head of State to visit Pakistan in Mach 1950. In the lands constituting the IRoP, Persian was the state language for over a 1000 years. The present national language of Pakistan is a bastardized version of Persian. The people of the IRoP are a culturally Iranianized people, and ethnically share the Aryan heritage with the people of IRoI.
    IRoI is the leader of Muslim World. Now, say after after me, “Islamic Iran, Zindabad”. A bit loudly, please! Shabash. Recommend

  • patriot
    Apr 12, 2017 - 11:55PM

    Most important keywords in the entire article:

    “…who has close ties to the Pakistan Peoples Party…”

    Time to go after the big fish. Accountability for all, past and present. Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Apr 13, 2017 - 10:40AM

    @Last Man Alive:
    Hear, hear !Recommend

  • FAZ
    Apr 13, 2017 - 11:49AM

    First, It was Jadev and now him. CPEC and Gawader are clearly hurting them I guess.Recommend

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