Mysterious death: Hafiz Saeed’s security chief murdered

Bashir was responsible for coordinating all of Hafiz Saeed’s movements.

Owais Jafri May 19, 2013
File photo of Hafiz Saeed. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

MULTAN:


The body of Khalid Bashir, chief security officer for Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD)’s Hafiz Saeed, was found near Sheikhapura canal on Mureed Kay road in Lahore.


The JuD is the charity wing of Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group which India has accused of masterminding the 2008 terrorist attacks in the Indian commercial hub of Mumbai.

According to sources, Bashir received a phone call from an unknown person while having dinner at his residence. Later at night, he went missing and his body, showing signs of torture, was found in the morning.

Bashir, apart from being the head of all the security matters of the organization, was responsible for coordinating all of Hafiz Saeed’s movements. The 42-year-old Bashir had joined JuD as a worker about 25 years ago and had risen in the organisation, ultimately becoming the security head.

Hafiz Saeed told The Express Tribune that Bashir was an old loyalist who had thwarted many attempts on his life. Saeed alleged that Bashior’s role in the JuD had irked certain powers, who wanted him dead.

Security for major JuD leaders was tightened as a result of the killing.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2013.

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huzaifa | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

[email protected] Every citizen of the country has the basic right of protection from the state irrespective of his religious beliefs and political ideas. yours conspiracy theory approach is ridicolous. If the state deemed it necessary that one of his citizen Hafiz Saeed's life is in danger then what do you think the state should do as per the requirement of it's constitution? please answer my question keeping aside your malice.

Enlightened | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend @kaalchakra: Pakistan is reaping the harvest as your assumed name suggests which in simple terms means planting the good or bad seeds and the seed would have the karmic effect at a later stage. The whole world is under the spell of the dark age ie Kalyuga which is at its peak now. During this period the sinners shall have an upper hand against the good and pious who are outnumbered and the former shall have bigger say and following which is evident from your post. Many holy saints, peers etc of almost all religions have predicted the day of reckoning(Qiamat) which is not far away and ushering of a new era after colossal destruction and deaths in the entire world. The new era or age has been predicted by an American saint Edgar Caycee, Nostrodomus whose many predictions have come true. Some Indian saints have also predicted the same naming it as Satyuga ie age of the truth. However those who are following the path of truth and compassion need not worry as they will be saved by the one and only one Allah/God.
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