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Pakistan

March 14, 2015
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Sector In-charge started Baldia blaze, MQM worker confesses in ATC

Sector In-charge started Baldia blaze, MQM worker confesses in ATC
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement worker Umair Hassan Siddiqui confessed in an anti-terrorism court on Saturday to over 120 target killings and admitted that Sector In-charge Rehman Bhola set fire to the Baldia factory.

Siddiqui also revealed that he presided over rigging in the General Elections 2013 and added that a day before election day, the presiding officers were called to the sector and convinced regarding counterfeit votes.

He also confessed to giving orders to his target killing team to eliminate MQM worker Amir Khan’s nephew.



According to the Rangers investigation team, the MQM worker came clean in ATC today and said that there are target killer camps located in the surrounding areas of Nine Zero with around 250 to 300 target killers. The MQM worker also admitted to being responsible for procuring weapons for the armed wing of the party.

The Rangers also said that on the orders of Karachi Tanzeemi Committee (KTC) in-charge Hammad Siddiqui, Umair Siddiqui formed a target killing team. They added that Umair Siddiqui said in 2008, MQM's Deputy Convener Anees Qaim Khani held a meeting at Khurshid Memorial Hall to speed up target killings.

Siddiqui also declared that to avoid further raids for arms on sectors, all the weapons were brought to Nine Zero.

Rangers officials said in court that Siddiqui was arrested from Nine Zero, while the lawyer representing him said a report was filed in February 2015 of Siddiqui going missing.

When asked by a judge about his detainment, Siddiqui replied that he was arrested a month ago and presented today for the first time.

The ATC has given the Rangers his custody for 90 days. The ATC allowed Siddiqui to meet this family as well as the lawyer.
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