Raees alias Mama — the alleged MQM hitman who was extradited to Karachi through Interpol last month — has admitted to killing 59 people, DawnNewsTV reported citing an investigation report.

The report, a copy of which is available with DawnNewsTV, has Raees making a number of major confessions regarding his time as a gun for hire.

"In 2010, I was made the in charge of a 10-man target killer team," he was quoted as saying. "We had made a torture cell at a sector office where our rivals were tortured and their corpses were dumped later."

"All the directives used to be issued by the leadership in London," Raees said.

Raees, in the report, owns up to killing eight and injuring several others near Baloch Colony during the infamous May 12 carnage of 2007.

Also among his tally of 59 killings were five political leaders who had met MQM-Haqiqi Chairman Afaq Ahmed in jail, four Jeay Sindh political workers, SP Shah Mohammad and Dr Dilshan (both in 2012), and KDA Assistant Director Abdul Jammad Mangi — who was reportedly assassinated at the behest of Hammad Siddiqui and Nadeem Nusrat.

The report says that Raees also confessed to murders of four MQM-Haqiqi workers each in a 2012 attack on a taxi and during the 2013 general elections, as well as the 2014 murder of Anti-encroachment Assistant Director Amir Zia.

He also admitted to being involved in kidnapping for ransom, China cutting, land grabbing, extortion as well as other crimes of serious nature.

Raees, although extradited to Karachi last month, is believed to have been arrested in Malaysia in December 2017. He had reportedly fled the country when the Karachi operation was launched.

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