JIT recommends FIA, NAB to initiate action against Uzair Baloch


KARACHI: A joint investigation team probing murder and terrorism cases against Lyari gang war leader Uzair Baloch has recommended to run his case in the military court.


The report claims that Baloch had links with Iranian intelligence agency. It further says some of the Lyari gang war elements including Faisal Pathan, Shahid Rehman, Ayaz Zehri and Wasiullah Lakho are still hiding in Iran.

The JIT also recommended to Federal Investigation Agency, National Accountability Bureau and police initiate action against Baloch and his accomplices.

The report insists that a case of murders against Baloch should be taken to its logical end. In his confession, Baloch has confessed his involvement in at least 197 murders.

On April 27, the court had handed over Uzair Baloch to the police for a fourteen-day remand after the Rangers’ remand expired. The suspect was presented today at an Anti-Terrorism Court today after his ninety-day remand with Rangers expired. Police requested the court for a fourteen-day remand of Uzair, which was granted.

Uzair Jan Baloch was arrested by Rangers personnel from the outskirts of Karachi in late January of this year. According to Rangers, Uzair had been caught while he was trying to enter Karachi. He had been wanted by law enforcement personnel on charges of murder, extortion and being a central figure in the Lyari gang-war.