KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) affiliated target killer, arrested in murder of 96 people, made shock confession during the investigation.
In a press conference, SSP East Ghulam Azfar Mahesar said the accused was directly involved in 30 murders along with accomplices.
Accused killer Zubair alias Thelay Wala started his killing spree in 1995 with the murder of a man in suspicion of being a police informer, said SSP East.
Arrested target killer has political connections and was affiliated with MQM’s London group, he informed.
Zubair has confessed the killing of two military soldiers and one official each of Pakistan Air Force and the Karachi police, the police officer said.
He has also confessed murders of five workers of MQM-Haqiqi and two government employees, the SSP said and added that the hitman also killed 12 people suspecting them as police and government agencies informers.
He also killed a citizen over refusing to give extortion money, the SSP said.
Arrested killer Zubair is a close associate of terrorists Nadeem Marble and Abdul Salam alias Massa, officers said.
The Rangers had arrested Zubair in 1996 and he was released from jail in 1997. He went into hiding after getting out of jail on parole, SSP Azfar Mahesar said. While in hiding he remained in touch with MQM Altaf Group, which was communicating with him with messages, he added.
The accused had a fearsome presence in Karachi’s District West, the officials added.