Sindh Police on Monday arrested a target killer in Karachi who is allegedly involved in gunning down Allama Abbas Kumaili’s son last year.
The arrested killer is involved in 29 murder cases, according to Ghulam Qadir Thebo.
“The arrested target killer named Nasir belongs to a banned outfit,” AIG Ghulam Qadir Thebo said while talking to the media.
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Thebo also revealed that three of Nasir accomplices, who were previously running a group involved in killing a number of people on sectarian basis, were already behind the bars
Speaking to the media, Karachi police chief said the police would also take action against people involved in financially supporting these killers including several seminaries that preach sectarianism. “We are closely monitoring the seminaries in Karachi and will take action whenever there is information,” he said.
In September 2014, Jafria Alliance Pakistan chief and former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senator Allama Abbas Kumaili’s son, 42-year-old Allama Ali Akbar Kumaili, was shot dead in Bhangoria Goth, along with his guard, within the limits of the Azizabad police station.
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According to the Mujlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen’s (MWM) spokesperson, Ali Akbar was going home with his children from his ice factory located in Bhangoria Goth, Block-2 of Azizabad, when unidentified armed men, waiting for him near the factory, opened fire at them. Akbar was shot thrice – twice in his chest and once in his abdomen – and his guard Jumman Khan was shot twice. Both men were taken to the Ziauddin Hospital in critical condition but succumbed to their injuries while receiving treatment.