The chief of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Karachi, arrested earlier this month, has confessed to killing the son of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, confirmed the Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday.
CID SSP Fayyaz Khan said that Abdul Qayyum Mehsood confessed to killing Rashid Hussain by shooting him in Nowshera on July 24. He told the police that he was accompanied by Naqeebullah and Kaleemullah, who were later killed in a drone strike.
Hussain was out on a walk with his friend in Pabbi at the time.
The TTP leader was arrested on January 5 along with three accomplices in a police encounter in Manghopir. Several weapons, suicide jackets and rockets were also seized from them. AIG CID Shabbir Sheikh had said that the suspects were involved in a dozen bomb attacks, kidnappings for ransom, murders and robberies in Karachi.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2012.