After the shocking revelations by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) convicted hitman Saulat Mirza in a video broadcast just hours before his execution on Wednesday night, reports relating revelations made by Lyari gangster Uzair Baloch and his criminal association with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) surfaced on Thursday.
A news channel on Thursday revealed that notorious Lyari gangster Baloch 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 being detained in UAE, claimed that he was in direct contact with the PPP leadership and that he had carried out targeted killings in the city on the orders of PPP leaders. Some of these orders, he claimed, came directly from the PPP co-chairman, former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza, incumbent Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon and even PPP leader Owais Muzaffar Tappi.
The news channel further claimed that PPP is trying its utmost to prevent Baloch from being extradited to Pakistan.
Refuting Baloch’s allegations, Memon said that the PPP never ordered him to carry out any criminal activity. Instead, the Sindh information minister pointed out that it was under the last PPP regime 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.