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Policeman among five MQM men held over killing 20 people: CTD
[DAWN] The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Police on Thursday announced to have tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
five men -- allegedly workers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) -- over charges of killing 20 people including five coppers.

Addressing a presser, CTD Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Munir Ahmed Sheikh said the police arrested the suspects from Korangi area after an "encounter".

The held suspects were identified as Muhammad Rizwan, a serving policeman, Muhammad Kamran alias Munna, Muhammad Kamran alias Maulana, Faheem Lodhi and Adnan Sheikh.

According to the SSP, Rizwan was recruited on recommendation of the "MQM setup."

Sheikh alleged that Rizwan had remained involved in murders of the coppers before and after his recruitment.

"They carried out assassination'>assassinations of workers of MQM, MQM-H and Awami National Party
founded by Abdul Wali Khan in 1986. Part of the PPP-led cabinet 2008-13. The ANP is considered left wing, advocating for secularism, democratic socialism, public sector government, and economic egalitarianism....
and coppers on directions of the party’s South Africa set up," the SSP claimed.

He pointed out that during the initial investigation, the held suspects "confessed" to killing their colleagues in the party "on directions of the South Africa setup, as the victims were considered harmful for the party."

According to the SSP, the men had also planned to kill more workers of the MQM for similar reasons.
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