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.
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