After former MQM worker Saulat Mirza’s shocking revelations in a video broadcast just hours before his execution, reports surfaced on Thursday that Lyari gangster Uzair Baloch had spilled the beans about his criminal association with the Pakistan Peoples arty (PPP).
Express News anchorperson Gharida Farooqi, while hosting her ‘G for Gharida‘ programme on Thursday, revealed that the notorious Lyari gangster had told UAE authorities that he had committed murders allegedly on the orders of PPP leadership, including its co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari, among others.
Baloch, currently detained in UAE, claimed that he was in direct contact with the PPP leadership and that he had carried out target killings in the city on the orders of PPP leaders. Some of these orders, he claimed, came from the PPP co-chairman, former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza, incumbent Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon and even PPP leader Owais Muzaffar.
Farooqi further claimed that PPP is trying its utmost to prevent Baloch from being extradited to Pakistan.
Refuting the Baloch’s claim, Memon said that the PPP never ordered him to carry out any criminal activity. Instead, the information minister pointed out that it was under the last PPP government that the biggest operation against criminal elements was carried out in gang-infested Lyari.
“We have always said that action should be taken against criminals irrespective of their political affiliation,” said Memon.