KARACHI: An alleged target killer of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Saeed Bharam, has confessed to carrying out target killings on directives of senior MQM leaders, including Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar, a local court was apprised on Friday.
The confessional statement was submitted to the court which held hearing on the appeal of Bharam.
Saeed Bharam has already confessed to attacking the Sindh Secretariat and police head office, apart from several murders including of lawyers, the court was told.
In the confession, the suspect said that key MQM leaders, including Nadeem Nusrat, Farooq Sattar, Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar and Haidar Abbas Rizvi, used to give him directives for the killings.
“MQM leader Muhammed Anwer once called me and ordered to constitute a team of target killers for wiping out opponents. I formed the team of target killers comprising Saulat Mirza, Ajmal Pahari and others,” he said. Bharam said his teams conducted several target killings and arson attacks in Karachi.
The court asked the prosecutor of Sindh Rangers that how many cases were registered against the MQM target killer. He replied that an anti-terrorism court had sentenced him to life imprisonment. “There is solid evidence against Saeed Bharam, so the punishment should be maintained,” he pleaded to the court.
The prosecutor apprised that the target killer was also involved in the murder of an MQM-Haqiqi activist Syed Ibrar Hussain and a case was registered against him at Nabi Bukhsh police station in October 2009.
The court has adjourned the hearing till February 11 for the absence of Saeed Bharam’s counsel.