Sectarian violence: Police arrest Kauser Saqlain's killer in Karachi

The arrested man is believed to be a member of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Web Desk June 15, 2013
SHC lawyer Kauser Saqlain and his two sons were gunned down on Mauripur Road. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/FILE

KARACHI: Police in Karachi have arrested the killer of senior lawyer and noted ‘Zakir’, Kauser Saqlain, and his two sons, Express News reported on Saturday.

The man, identified as Ghaniur Rehman, was arrested from the Hawkes Bay area. He is believed to be a member of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Police also recovered a TT pistol from him.

The Sindh High Court’s 45-year-old lawyer was on his way to Ghulaman-e-Abbas School on Mauripur road where his sons, 15-year-old Own Abbas and 12-year-old Mohammad Abbas, were studying. The victims were shot multiple times in their heads and chests. The brothers died on the spot while their father succumbed to injuries at the Civil hospital.


Aysha M | 8 years ago | Reply

@sehr.siddiqui: no lets vote for PTI and plead to them for mercy

Hamid Siddiqui | 8 years ago | Reply

@Hussain: Your comment is the most irresponsible one can ever imagine, and clearly based on personal anti MQM feelings, without even imagining the affects of this, for the family, or for the already troubled society, the way you have assured that it is MQM it seems you know the facts, you should come forward and present your proofs in the Court of law, if I was in your shoes knowing this much I would have taken this bold step of exposing the murderers who so ever , and I urge authorities should take your comment very serious and involve you as a witness or keep you in suspects list. None of us can imagine the grief of the murdered victim's family, and there are no words in this world that can condole the loss of a Father and 2 sons from a family, but the fact remains, unfortunately in this case there is no evidence probably, police has arrested a person and recover a pistol from him, they must try him without any delay and if this person is proven involved, he should be hanged. Or whoever has done this ghastly killing should be brought to the justice. The Governor, Chief Minister, Police Chief IG , DIG, SHO they all should be ashamed and sorry for this loss of innocent citizens, and should pledge, not to rest till the arrest of the murderer.

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