Saulat Mirza's Execution Postponed
In a video statement aired on Geo News, Saulat Mirza has confessed and hurled startling allegations on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and its top leadership resulting Mirza's execution to be postponed for another 72 hours.
In the video it can be seen that Mirza has confessed to be an MQM worker to have received direct orders from MQM leader Babar Ghauri for assassination of KESC chief Shahid Hamid.
“I was summoned at Babar Ghauri’s house where I took Altaf Hussain’s orders via telephone. Altaf Hussain would usually pass on instructions through Babar Ghauri,” alleged Saulat Mirza.
Mirza,however, said workers like him were used as “tissue papers” by MQM, and were disposed off when there was no use left for the party. “Other workers should take a lesson from my ending,” said Mirza. "Criminals in the party would get protection under Governor Sindh," he claimed.
The weird fact is that Shahid Masood previously claimed in a program that his confession was recorded a week ago whereas GEO TV claims it be recorded a day before his planned execution, fairly to be on 18th of March.
Not giving any leeway to MQM or Saulat Mirza yet, the claims made in the confessional video are a little dubious for the name taken are of some workers that were not even active or famous during the years. Secondly, his point of view regarding Mustafa Kamal's and all sounds his or some elses view point than facts to be precise.
Mirza was found guilty of murdering the then managing director (MD) of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC), now K-electric, Malik Shahid Hamid, his driver Ashraf Brohi, and his guard Khan Akbar outside Hamid's residence in DHA on July 5, 1997.
Previously a resident of Block J in North Nazimabad, Karachi, Saulat was his parents’ fourth child.
Having received his intermediate education from Pakistan Shipowners' College in Karachi, he became active in student politics and joined the All Pakistan Mohajir Students Organisation (APMSO), the students’ wing of MQM, then an acronym for Mohajir Qaumi Movement.
His name first appeared on intelligence and security agencies’ radar in 1994, after the killing of two US diplomats at Karachi’s Shahrah-i-Faisal and murder of four workers of an American oil company, Union Texas, near PIDC bridge.
He was believed to have been arrested from Karachi airport after his arrival from Bangkok; police confirmed his arrest at a press conference on December 11, 1998.
During that press conference, in the presence of the then Karachi DIG, Ameen Qureshi, Saulat Mirza made revelations about his involvement in the murder of scores of innocent people, including several high-profile personalities.
Mirza was initially detained by FIA immigration officials for traveling on a fake identity but was handed over to the then Station House Officer (SHO) of Gulbahar police station, Mohammad Aslam Khan (Chaudhry Aslam), who was also present at the airport on intelligence reports.
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