By Special Correspondent : –
Karachi: It is reported from reliable sources that a plot to kill Afaq Ahmed leader of MQM-Haqiqi in Karachi Central Jail was toppled. Plan was to poison Afaq Ahmed in Karachi Jail. In past Shoaib Khan a Karachi business man was killed in jail by poisoning. Shoaib Khan survived many attempts on his life outside but died inside a prison.
It is reported that unearthing of the plot resulted in the rapid movement of dozens of MQM-Altaf group prisoners to the interior Sindh from Karachi central jail. It is reported that though for the time being life of Afaq Ahmed has been saved but risk to his would remain a challenge to the security agencies and authorities. It is gravely concerning that after re-joining of the MQM-A with the PPP government same prisoners are returning back!
Afaq case High Court Judge resigned
The sudden resignation of Justice Tufail H. Ibrahim of the Sindh High Court on 19th July 2011, who was hearing a plea of Mohajir Qaumi Movement chairman Afaq Ahmad for quashment of proceedings against him in a murder case, raised many eye brows.
While talking to media, Justice Ibrahim said, ‘he had resigned for personal reasons’. He did not elaborate. According to media reports Justice Ibrahim submitted his resignation to the SHC chief justice on Tuesday evening of 19th July 2011. He did not attend courts on Wednesday and his cases were transferred to Justice Sajjad Ali Shah. Upon this resignation Asma Jhangir President Supreme Court Bar Association expressed her grave concern. She said that ‘politics on its peak in the Sind High Court’.
MQM-A runs a Killing Cell from Karachi Jail
It seems that meeting of Zulifqar Mirza now minister for Prisons with Afaq Ahmed the leader of MQM-Haqiqi and than movement of MQM-Altaf prisoners to the interior Sind has some kind of connection. In a press conference shown on all TV channels Zulifqar Mirza specially mentioned the name Soulat Mirza a MQM-Altaf terrorist and convicted murderer. Zulifqar Mirza said, ‘I will reveal soon what we recovered from the cell of Soulat Mirza’.
It is reported that Soulat Mirza and other MQM-A convicted criminal were running a clandestine killing cell from inside the Karachi prison. The killing orders and movement report of MQM-H vice chairman Akthar Hussain also came from inside the prison. Akthar Hussain was murdered in April 2011, with four other people including a bypassing woman after he was returning from prison visit. The security agencies have full recordings /log of all calls made from prison. It is very easy with the latest technology to locate ‘triangulate’ the person carrying his cell phone. Reportedly MQM-Altaf terrorists in jail had access to more than four cell phones as well as land line to give and receive orders from outside including London .
Because MQM-A terrorists in prison had access to the list of the visitors of MQM-Haqiqi in advance, therefore, they were able to decide who will go alive and who will be killed. The PIB area sector of was on RED ALERT all the times. That is how they were able to kill Sohail Hashmi lawyer of Afaq Ahmed and MQM-H vice chairman Akthar Hussain. Both were returning from prison visit.
Killing orders from London
MQM-A terrorist Soulat Mirza had 10 servants and living in A Class of the prison. He could go out of jail in the night time and come back with the full co-operation of Jail administration. He appointed Nadir Shah a notorious terrorist as his deputy. Karachi Jail killing network was established on the orders of the London based leadership. The cell was established when MQM-A took over Home Ministry of Sindh. He re-established contacts from prison with the MQM-A terrorist network based in South Africa . He started patronising Qamar Taady terrorist group in South Africa .
MQM-A South Africa Terrorist Wing calling in Karachi Jail
In 2006 Pakistani secret agency traced a call from South Africa to central jail and conversation was recorded. MQM-A terrorist was able to take the call on cordless phone. The incident was reported but no action was taken as MQM-A was in power.
MQM-A London office always contacted their terrorist cell in Karachi Jail by calling on the phone of a jail official once week. Soulat Mirza would pass on the message to his deputy Nadir Shah. Mr Shah would be moved to civil hospital and secret message would be passed on the other target killers.
MQM-A terrorist of Liaqatabad sector Ishtiaq told the Joint Investigation team that he was ordered by the leadership to kill all the police officers involved in active operation against MQM-A.
The security agencies felt to stop target killings in Karachi it is necessary to break MQM-A killing cell in Karachi Jail. That is why Nadir Shah was moved to Hub jail and Soulat Mirza was moved to Hyderabad . All four mobile phones were taken into custody from Soulat Mirza so he could not contact outside. The worry is since new deal with the PPP. These killers are going to be moved back.
For Zulifqar Mirza full speech about moving of prisoners click link below:
MQM-Altaf terrorist Saulat Ali alias Saulat Mirza was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court in Karachi on May 24, 1999, after he was found guilty of murdering the then managing director of the Karachi Electric Supply Company, Malik Shahid Hamid, his driver, Ashraf Brohi, and guard Khan Akbar on July 5, 1997 in the Defence area.
The SHC and the Supreme Court had earlier dismissed appeals against the death penalty of the convict on January 21, 2000, and September 14, 2001, respectively. The Supreme Court also rejected the review appeal on March 9, 2004. However, the mercy appeal is pending before the president.
On the arrest of Soulat Mirza BBC reported on 11th December 1998 that: “Pakistani police have said they have arrested a major figure in the militant wing of the MQM, the organisation they blame for much of the violence in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi .
The police are describing the man, Saulat Mirza, as a prize catch. He was arrested when he arrived at Karachi airport. He was produced at a news conference after his interrogation. He admitted killing a number of people, including a Pakistani employee of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency in 1995. But he denied involvement in the killing of six US nationals in the city. Two US consular officials were shot dead in Karachi in 1995 and four American employees of the oil company Union Texas, were killed in 1997. Mr Mirza told journalists it had been MQM policy to hit out at foreigners in Karachi .”
In July 2011, Zulifqar Mirza minister for Prisons admitted meeting Afaq Ahmed twice in Prisons Sindh. He said, ‘I met Afaq Ahmed (MQM-H) leader twice as he is a Pakistani and I am a minister of prisons. I will continue meeting him. He further said, ‘I consider Afaq Ahmed as the true leader of the Mohajir Qom’ because he is in prison for over 8 years and not a single case have been proved against him’. Mirza said, ‘after Asif Ali Zardari in his view Afaq Ahmed is biggest prisoner of conscience’. He said, ‘Altaf Husain leader of the MQM-A was /is the biggest criminal and killer’. He admitted moving the hard core criminals, murders and target links with the MQM-A into various prisons. He called on the people of Karachi to get rid of these (MQM-A).”
It is widely reported in the media that MQM-Altaf linked criminals were running gangs from inside prisons and have access to mobile phones as well land lines. They were also receiving killing orders from London . They were also sending criminals out to the dirty jobs and than coming back in the prisons. MQM-Alatf is involved in target killings, arson and murder.
26 target killers belong to MQM Said Dr Zulfiqar Mirza in December 2010. Mirza said: Dr Imran Farooq was murdered in London , but buses of Pakhtuns were torched in Karachi . Did Asfandyar Wali kill Dr Imran Farooq?” Mr Mirza said, spelling out a litany of complaints against the MQM -Altaf.
He said, “When they want to kill any Pakhtun, Sindhi, Punjabi or Baloch in Karachi , they go about executing their plan methodically,” Mr Mirza alleged in a speech to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “Out of 60 suspects arrested so far in the wake of targeted killings, 26 belong to the MQM – Altaf”. Mr Mirza recalled that during a meeting with Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad he asked him to “have mercy on the people of Karachi for God’s sake’. See full speech about MQM-A target killers
Self exiled MQM-A leader Altaf Hussain reportedly threatened Pakistan with dire consequences if provoked and said, ‘my workers would do anything to bring hell and you have seen what happened on my one call recently’. Altaf Husain a British citizen now has harmed Pakistan more than any terrorist and three wars with India . MQM-Altaf’s addiction to be remaining in power can be compared with a drug addict prostitute who would do anything for addiction and dealers.
BBC Hard Talk Program on MQM-A Terrorism
BBC presenter Stephen Sackur of Hard Talk called on MQM-A to choose a new leader and asked all those questions which Pakistani media and journalists are too scared to ask. Click for BBC Hard Talk
The Guardian Report: British newspaper The Guardian wrote on Thursday 14 July 2011, “The centre of Karachi has been left deserted after 12 people were killed in a night of violence sparked by a government minister’s blazing verbal assault on “wretched” opposition supporters. Zulfikar Mirza, a senior provincial minister with the ruling Pakistan People’s party (PPP), unleashed such an uncontrolled barrage on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – a political force most people are afraid to criticise even mildly – that members of his own party had to physically take him away from the microphones at an impromptu press conference”.
On the other hand violence continued in Karachi and according to a statement published in Pakistani media on 22nd July 2011, by Mohajir Quami Movement (MQM-H) leader Khalid Naqshbandi, “After eight years of non-interference, four of their workers while returning home were killed in Malir”. According to TV report aired on 22nd July 2011, house of Mr Maqbool who is a senior member MQM-H Karachi Committee set on fire.
Afaq Ahmed leader of MQM-H needs protection and security from MQM-A terrorists and its self exiled leader since 1993, Altaf Hussain. He is a man of divided loyalties and violent mental state who can do anything to eliminate his number one enemy. It is the constitutional and legal responsibility of Pakistani Government to protect the life of Afaq Ahmed from Altaf Hussain a foreign terrorist based in London and his party .