According to the Superintendent Police (SP) Gulshan-e-Iqbal town, Naeem Ahmed, the accused Sajid Ali was arrested near Hassan Square by Aziz Bhatti police, they recovered a TT pistol from him. – File Photo by APP

KARACHI: Aziz Bhatti police arrested a member of a banned organisation involved in target killings in Karachi on Tuesday, and recovered a weapon from his possession, DawnNews reported.

Superintendent Police (SP) Gulshan-i-Iqbal town Naeem Ahmed said accused Sajid Ali was arrested near Hasan Square by the Aziz Bhatti police. They police also recovered a TT pistol from him.

Police said the accused was an active member of the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi and was involved in target killings of five people, including the chief of a mourners organisation, Nayyar Zaidi, and local leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), Yawar Abbas.

Raids were also being carried out to arrest the accomplices of the accused.

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