KARACHI: The Additional IG Sindh police said on Wednesday that the suspect arrested for involvement in the murder of Karachi University’s dean of Islamic Studies has claimed he belongs to a well-known political party.
“He has said he belongs to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) but we have no confirmation on this as yet because no party has claimed him as yet,” Additional IG Ghulam Qadir Thebo said, while addressing the media in Karachi.
On September 18, Professor Dr Muhammad Shakil Auj, the outspoken dean of the Islamic Studies Faculty at the University of Karachi was shot dead when he was on the way to attend a ceremony that was being organised in his honour at the Khana-e-Farhang Iran (Iranian Cultural Centre).
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Thebo added the convict confessed of killing three people belonging to a political party in 1993 as well as Rangers personnel.
Further, he said incidents of target killing have reduced after police operations in Karachi.
“We are making meaningful efforts to eliminate target killing,” the additional IG asserted.
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