Karachi (Staff Report): Two operatives of of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London’s South Africa network were arrested from Orangi Town during a joint operation by Pakistan Rangers Sindh and police on Wednesday.
According to Rangers’ spokesperson, the suspects named Bilala and Arshad were planning to target candidates of rival parties ahead of general elections set to be held on July 25.
The teams target killers were set up in June by MQM-London’s South Africa network to disrupt the process of elections by killing the political leaders, the spokesperson said.
He added that the suspects, during initial investigations, confessed to receiving financial assistance from MQM-London.
More than 170 people lost their lives in terrorist attacks targeting election campaigns in Mastung, Peshawar, and Bannu last week.
At least 130 including Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate from PB-35 constituency, Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, were martyred when an explosion hit an election gathering in Darengarh area of Mastung on Friday.
On July 10, least 20 people including Awami National Party (ANP) leader Barrister Haroon Bilour lost their lives and more than 6o people were injured in an explosion which occurred in the Yakatoot neighbourhood moments after Bilour arrived at the site of a corner meeting.