KARACHI: The sole survivor of the PIB Colony murders, 32-year-old Uzma, has been discharged from hospital and has recorded her statement with the police.
“I am Ahmed Ali and I will kill you,” she told the police, quoting the prime suspect as saying to the terrified trio before shooting them on Tuesday morning. The main target was Muttahida Qaumi Movement sector member Mansoor Mukhtar. But her husband Masood died later at hospital. She was shot twice in the right leg.
Uzma has now become the complainant in the double homicide and registered FIR No. 84/12 at the PIB Colony police station. She has nominated Ahmed Ali Magsi and two unidentified men.
The controversial Magsi is said to be linked to the banned Peoples Amn Committee. He has been accused of other killings, especially of MQM men in PIB Colony since last year after his 18-year-old brother Zulfiqar was gunned down allegedly by them in the same neighbourhood. The PAC has said that they do not have anything to do with Ali.
In her statement, Uzma, who has two children, said that they were sleeping at 4:35am. She woke up feeling that someone had come into the house. They woke her husband and dragged him out of the room where he was joined by Mansoor, her brother-in-law. Then one of the three men said he was Ahmed Ali before spraying them with bullets.
ASI Rana Ajmal recorded Uzma’s statement and said that they were verifying whether the culprit really was Ahmed Ali.
At least half a dozen suspects were apprehended in raids on Lyari, Liaquatabad and Abul Hassan Ispahani road on Wednesday. The residences of PAC men, Uzair Jan Baloch, Taj Mohammad and Mullah Nisar, were also raided.
Due to the outbreak of violence, the Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) called its people off the roads. “It will be difficult to run vehicles on Thursday as the situation is going to get worse,” said KTI’s Saad Mohammad Afridi.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2012.
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ