London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt visited Pakistan 4 years back

His family residence located in Mohalla Chodhrian of Jhelum’s Mujahidabad area


Raja Nobhar June 07, 2017
A man is seen on the ground after armed police officers opened fire on suspected attackers in Borough Market. PHOTO: REUTERS

JHELUM: Family of Khuram Shahzad Butt – the alleged mastermind of Saturday’s London Bridge attack – hails from Punjab’s Jhelum district and Khurram’s maternal uncle Shahid Rasul Dar is the ruling PML-N’s president for the district and head of the city’s traders association, Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajraan.

Khuram’s family residence is also located at Mohalla Chodhrian of Jhelum’s Mujahidabad area. His father, Saif Butt, had migrated to United Kingdom in 1998 along with his family.

Khuram had come to Pakistan four years ago and visited his relatives. He had stayed at the residence of his uncle Shahid Rasul Dar. Talking to media, Khuram’s another maternal uncle Nasir Dar refused to give a video statement to the media.

“My family and I have no relations with Khurram Shahzad. He was a British national but he is presented as a Pakistani to defame Pakistan and my family.

Khuram Butt, son of Pakistani immigrants, was an extremist with friendly family image

“If Khuram was involved in any terrorist incident then he was himself responsibly for it. Therefore my family and I should not be linked with the attack,” Nasir said on Tuesday.

In the van and knife attack allegedly carried out by Khuram and two of his accomplices on June 3, at least 7 people were killed and 48 sustained injuries.

COMMENTS (13)

AJ | 4 years ago | Reply So he visited Pakistan "4 years ago", so? He had been living all that time in the UK before and after he visited Pakistan "4 years ago". What about all that time in the UK, didnt that have any effect on him? What a preposterous thing to say "he visited Pakistan" as if that should require you to raise your eyebrows.
Reeba | 4 years ago | Reply Even though he was a British national, his ethnicity also played a role in his activities.There are many immigrants who try to instill the culture of their home countries in their children. They tell their children that western culture is sinful and do not let their children assimilate with the western society.This leads to identity crisis in children as they do not feel neither desi nor western. These kids get brainwashed easily by radicals and when the parents realize their faults it becomes too late.
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