JIT to probe Saulat Mirza allegations

The notification for the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe allegations made by former Muttahaida Quami Movement (MQM) worker and death row convict Saulat Mirza has been issued.

The JIT will comprise officials from Military Intelligence (MI), Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Investigation Police. The team is expected to present a report to the Interior Ministry with seven working days and will interrogate Mirza who is imprisoned in Machh Jail.

The Balochistan Home Ministry has directed officials at the Machh Jail to provide full cooperation to the JIT.

Hours before his scheduled execution on March 19, Mirza hurled serious allegations at his former party and its chief Altaf Hussain in a confession video.

He said MQM’s senior leader Babar Ghauri passed on to him Altaf Hussain’s orders of assassinating KESC chief Shahid Hamid. Mirza also claimed that the party uses Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad’s influence to protect MQM’s criminal workers.

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