KARACHI – MQM detained worker Umair Siddiqui confessed that a party sector in-charge set fire to the Baldia factory in 2012, PakistanTribe reported.
“Umair Siddiqui admitted MQM sector incharge Abdur Rahman set Baldia factory on fire,” a Rangers spokesperson told an anti-terrorism court in Karachi earlier today (Saturday).
Umair Siddiqui was presented to the anti-terrorism court today where he confessed that the MQM worker, a sector incharge, was involved in Baldia town tragedy.
“In 2015, to avoid raids, sector in charges were instructed to shift their weapons to the party headquarters in Nine Zero,” Rangers issued a press release quoting the Siddiqui’s words.
The detained worker also revealed that he used a dealer in Quetta to procure weapons for MQM’s armed wing. In one instance he confessed to buying 40 Kalashnikovs, 8 LMGs, 1 rocket launcher, 6 G3s, 5 China rifles and 3 MGs.
“The weapons were transported from place to another in their Khidmat-e-Khalq ambulances.” The statement further said that Siddiqui admitted to buying weapons from Quetta for the party.
It was said in a press release that MQM had organized a team of target killers “On the orders of Karachi Tanzeemi Committee (KTC) member Hammad Siddiqui, Siddiqui formed a target killing team comprising of 32 workers.”
“Siddiqui’s target killing team killed Rangers lance naik Shaukat as well as PPP’s Faisal Raza Abedi’s guard and MQM leader Amir Khan’s nephew,”the press release further states.
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