Al Qaeda suspect held
KARACHI: Intelligence personnel have detained a man of Afghan origin from Shahrah-e-Faisal on suspicion of having links with Al Qaeda, Daily Times learnt Sunday.
Sources said that the man, identified as Iqbal Afghani, was taken into custody with a bag holding a huge amount of foreign currency, including US dollars, pound sterling and euros. A few days ago a group was arrested by an intelligence agency and one of its members disclosed Iqbal’s name, sources added. No law enforcement agency has confirmed the action taken.
Meanwhile, car snatchers shot dead a truck driver after he overtook their car at the Northern Bypass. Early Sunday morning, unidentified men in a car opened fire on the truck following which driver Mohammad Ashraf, 35, died on the spot and his cleaner Mohammad Shafi was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital with injuries.
The assailants were managed to escape leaving behind the vehicle they had stolen reportedly from Karachi. The police believe that the car snatchers were transporting the vehicle outside Karachi. Ashraf hailed from the Punjab and Shafi belongs to Tando Allahyar.
Also, the decomposed body of an unidentified man was found in the bushes near Golf Club in Clifton. Police said the body appeared to be about six days old and had been completely decomposed. The body’s hands and legs were tied and it was wrapped in a blanket.
Four men were killed in separate accidents in various part of the city Sunday, including two who were electrocuted. A man named Jalal Khan, 35, was electrocuted in Sultanabad Cooperative Housing Society in Manghopir police limits. The man was electrocuted when he was trying to turn on the water pump motor in his house. His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Khan leaves behind two children.
A labourer, Abdul Rashid, was electrocuted in a similar manner in Sir Syed Town, Buffer Zone, while working in an under-construction house.
Meanwhile, a speeding UTS bus ran over a pedestrian named Waris Khan, 35, as he was crossing Shahrah-e-Faisal near the Karsaz traffic signal intersection. Khan died on the spot and his body was taken to JPMC.