Sindh government on Saturday has decided to hear all the cases related to Lyari gangwar head Uzair Baloch in Karachi’s Central Jail. The Sindh Home Ministry would issue a notification with all the instructions soon while as many as 57 cases have been lodged against Uzair Baloch.
The suspect was also declared absconder in at least 54 cases.
Earlier, under custody Uzair Baloch confessed to sharing sensitive information with the Iranian intelligence authorities. He also admitted being involved in the murder of 198 people.
According to the report, Mulla Nisar, Ustad Tajju, Sohail Dada, Shahid Bikak, Saleem, Rehan, Ahsan and Ilyas used to do the arms dealing for his gang whereas 14 commandos of his gang escaped abroad and are operating in various countries including South Africa, Dubai, Oman and Iran.
Uzair Baloch, the chief of the banned Peoples Aman Committee (PAC), fled Pakistan in 2013 after the launch of a Rangers operation in the metropolis. The suspect has been blamed for running a network involved in criminal activities including killings, extortion, kidnapping for ransom and drugs business.
Several cases were registered again him at police stations in different areasincluding Kalakot, Chakiwara, Napier and Baghdadi.
In May 2014, the Sindh government had sent documents to the federal authorities, seeking the issuance of red warrants against both Lyari gangsters Uzair Baloch and Baba Ladla who were said to have fled escaped from Pakistan.
The warrants were eventually issued against both Uzair and Baba Ladla on June 11 and 12, 2014, respectively.
In December 2014, Uzair was arrested in Dubai by the Interpol while he was crossing into the UAE from Oman by road.
Later, a four-member team comprising DSP Zahid Hussain, SP Usman Bajwa, SP Naveed Khawaja and a Rangers official was sent to Abu Dhabi to seek his extradition but the team failed to bring him back.
Balch reportedly told the Dubai court that he is an Iranian national and would not want to be deported to Pakistan.His claim was rejected after his Iranian passport was found to be forged.
Karachi, a sprawling city of roughly 20 million, has long had a reputation for high crime rates as well as ethnic, political and sectarian violence.
Overall levels of militant, criminal and sectarian-linked violence have decreased significantly since paramilitary forces began a sweeping crackdown in 2013.