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KARACHI: A special police team which was in Dubai for over a month to take custody of proscribed Peoples Amn Committee (PAC) Chief Uzair Baloch returned to Karachi empty-handed on Tuesday.
According to sources, UAE authorities have reassured the police team that Uzair will be handed over to them next month.
Uzair had fled Pakistan soon after the launch of the Rangers operation in Karachi in September 2013.
The Sindh government had sent documents to the federal authorities in May 2014, seeking the issuance of red warrants against both Lyari gangsters Uzair Baloch and Baba Ladla who were said to have fled to Iran, Oman, the UAE or South Africa. The warrants were eventually issued against both Uzair and Baba on June 11 and 12, 2014, respectively.
In December 2014, Uzair was arrested in Dubai by the Interpol while he was crossing into the UAE from Oman by road.
A police team led by SSP Naveed Khwaja, DSP Kharadar Zahid Hussain, SSP Crime Investigation Department (CID) Usman Bajwa and a representative of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh had left for Dubai to initiate the extradition process of the PAC leader.
The police had applied for an official visa but since its process was getting delayed, the police team had gone there on a visit visa.
Earlier this month, Additional IG Ghulam Qadir Thebo told NNP that the police team might have to return quickly from Dubai as their visas were about to expire.
Currently, as many as 55 cases are pending against Uzair Baloch in various courts. Of these cases, one relates to the murder of Arshad Pappu and another relates to keeping weapons and explosives.
The PAC, lead by Uzair Baloch, has been blamed for its criminal activities which included killings, extortion and drugs business — both by police and rival parties of the PPP.
PESHAWAR: At least nine suspected militants, including the driver of Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) chief Mangal Bagh, were killed in a US drone strike in Nazyan district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, near the Pak-Afghan border in Khyber Agency.
Intelligence sources say that militants belonging to the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and LI militants organisations were killed in the strike.
Other LI commanders who were killed were identified as Fazal Ameen, Shamat Khan Sipah and Wajid.
TTP commanders, including Yaseen, Zubair , Abdul Rehaman Shinwari and training instructor Zar Wali, were also among the dead.
The sources further said that the unmanned aerial vehicle targeted a suspected militant hideout with two missiles, completely destroying the compound.
Several people were also wounded in the strike.
The details could not be independently verified as the access of media personnel is severely restricted in the region. Militant hideouts have been frequently pounded by Pakistan’s security forces in Tirah Valley area of Khyber region.
The outlawed Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) led by Mangal Bagh had recently merged itself into the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) under a reorganisation planned by militants.
The development comes at a time when security forces are making significant gains against militants in military operations in North Waziristan and Khyber Agency which were once considered their strong bastions.
Khyber is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws and lies near the porous Afghan border.
A military operation titled ‘Khyber One’ and ‘Khyber Two’ was launched by security forces and aimed at targeting militants in Khyber Agency, particularly the Tirah Valley of Bara which borders Nazyan.
The operations in Khyber tribal region were launched amid operation Zarb-i-Azb being conducted by the Pakistan Army in North Waziristan tribal region.
No one tracks drone strikes in Afghanistan — many of them take place in remote regions and are not reported — but Taliban commanders say that fighters there are being increasingly targeted since late last year.
The strikes also come amid warming relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, traditionally hostile neighbours who accuse each other of harbouring insurgents to act as proxy forces.
Relations improved after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was elected last year. Pakistan says it is supporting potential peace talks between the Afghan government and Afghan Taliban.
Diplomats hope Pakistan can pressure Afghan Taliban with bases in Pakistan to negotiate. But Pakistan has also said it wants to see action taken against Pakistani insurgents with bases in Afghanistan.
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