Eyewitness identifies Saad Aziz as American professor's primary shooter

Published: June 27, 2015


KARACHI: An eyewitness on Saturday identified Saad Aziz as Debra Lobo’s attacker in front of a judicial magistrate of District East in Karachi.

The eyewitness identified Aziz as the primary shooter when the latter was presented in front of a judicial magistrate today.

Since his arrest in May, the IBA graduate had been remanded in a number of cases, including the attack on Jinnah Dental College’s American professor Debra Lobo.

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Lobo was on her way to the college when her car came under attack by two armed assailants riding on a motorbike on Shaheed-e-Millat Road in the eastern part of the city. Lobo was shot once in the head and once in the arm.

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Earlier, it was revealed that Saad Aziz planned to record the ‘execution-style’ killings of the Ismaili community in the bus attack in Safoora Goth.

Read: Saad Aziz was to film the Safoora bus carnage

Saad Aziz, alias Tin Tin, is one of the suspects behind the Safoora massacre and has also been remanded for the murder of T2F director Sabeen Mahmud.

In the fall of 2010, Saad Aziz walked up to a fellow student in IBA’s parking lot and asked: “Have you read Milestones by Sayyid Qutb? It has changed my life.”

Qutb, who is now increasingly cited as the figure who influenced al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, is known as one of the most influential advocates in modern times of jihad.

The ‘change’ in Saad’s life, as narrated by some of his friends at IBA, began sometime in his third year at IBA. Fast-forward five years and the 27-year-old IBA graduate was named by Sindh’s chief minister as the mastermind behind the deadly Safora carnage and murder of activist Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi.

Read: ‘Good degrees and Kalashnikovs’

Friends recall that Saad was a ‘normal’ kid. He played football for IBA United and had a GPA above 3.0.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • sehr.siddiqui
    Jun 27, 2015 - 6:03PM

    People and newspapers are all naming IBA but no body seems to say a word about the role of mother and father of Saad Aziz in making him a terrorist. Primarily these are parents to be held responsible for the cond.uct of their childrenRecommend

  • Ch Allah Daad
    Jun 27, 2015 - 6:46PM

    Let’s blame every violent crime on this scumbag and every financial crime on hot Ayan Ali and live happily there after.Recommend

  • Baba
    Jun 27, 2015 - 7:41PM

    Even though I am against banning books. Syed Qutb a product of British hegemony and their Egyptian puppets poured enough venom and changed Islamic thought forever. It should be noted however that Syed Qutb himself was no scholar of any sorts he was a run of the mill activist inspired by radical thoughts from amongst others Maududi.

    Perhaps it’s time hate literature like Qutb’s and others should be taken off the market!Recommend

  • Nasir khan
    Jun 27, 2015 - 8:59PM

    Parents never say his/her son to become a terrorist it’s society that mold human into beast.He is indoctrinated by those who believe on narrow ideals.Parents have nothing to do with it they never get along with every where with their sons,he should have make a sense it self.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jun 27, 2015 - 11:39PM

    If a person can be convinced to kill in the name of religion after reading a book ……… that person certainly can be classified as a ‘ likha para jahil ‘ .Recommend

  • Harris
    Jun 28, 2015 - 1:14AM

    @sehr.siddiqui: Well, if he would have done a praiseworthy act to serve humanity, then you wouldn’t have a problem with his association with IBA. Would you?Recommend

  • Descendant of Ibrahim
    Jun 28, 2015 - 3:39AM

    I am amazed by the people who are caught on such web of lies… One man charged for everything, wrapped up almost all the cases… And Ironically was found right when needed… Seem like our Law enforces agencies are not being completely honest… Recommend

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