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April 14, 2017

I got vacated 30-40 bungalows on Zardari’s orders: Uzair Baloch

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April 14, 2017

Claims in confessional statement that he also  provided assistance to Tappi, Zardari in occupying 14 sugar mills

KARACHI: More details emerged from the confessional statement of infamous Lyari gang war leader Uzair Baloch on Thursday as he claimed that he had got forcibly vacated 30 to 40 bungalows and apartments near the Bilawal House in Karachi on the orders of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. Uzair in the statement also claimed that he provided assistance to Awais Muzaffar Tappi and Asif Zardari in occupying 14 sugar mills.

Pakistan People's Party rejected Uzair Baloch's claim and expressed its disassociation with the erstwhile don. He said that the bounty on his head and cases against him were dropped after the intervention of Zardari and Faryal Talpur.

According to the details, which emerged on Wednesday, Uzair had mentioned that he and his wife were facing threats to their life from political figures, including Asif Ali Zardari. The kingpin of the Lyari gang war had accepted involvement in several cases against him in a confessional statement in front of a magistrate last year.

The gangster, known for his central role in the Lyari gang war, was nabbed by the Rangers on January 30, 2016,and within a year handed over to the army for ‘leaking sensitive information’ to the country’s enemies.

After his 90-day remand in the Rangers’ custody, the gangster had made a confessional statement in front of a magistrate on April 24, 2016, in which he accepted the charges levelled against him.

He also revealed that he leaked ‘sensitive information’ to foreign agencies. He claimed that a man identified as Haji Nasir, an alleged member of the Iranian intelligence agency, had introduced Uzair to other members of the agency.

He confessed that he shared information regarding the armed forces with the foreign intelligence, adding he shared information on the corps commander, station commander and naval commander in the city.

Moreover, it was also revealed that Uzair played an integral role in the appointment of Saeed Baloch and Nisar Morai to the Fishermen Cooperative Society, which used to pay Rs20 million extortion on monthly basis to Uzair.

The gangster had also confessed to appointing those SHOs who helped him extend his criminal activities. He claimed that leaders such as Zulfiqar Mirza, Qadir Patel and Yousuf Baloch had helped him in getting SHOs of his choice posted.



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