Karachi: Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan This was not an immediate political attack on the Bhutto family when on Saturday, an alleged minister of the opposition Ali Haider Zaidi accused an opposition minister of Sindh of harboring the drugs business. Zaidi in a tweet the other day described Bilawal Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (ruling PPP-Sindh) involved in ‘kidnapping, extortion, corruption … even murder’.
It is believed that the power of the port city of Karachi in India and all over the world operates at the behest of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. But like Ali Hyder Zaidi in Sindh, many believe that organized crime has spread in this big city of Pakistan as ministers’ factions. The PPP is in power in this province.
The Bhutto family has been accused by opposition parties of patronizing underworld don Uzair Baloch, while he has been involved in the murder of 150 people. Uzair is currently lodged in Karachi Central Jail and operates his gang from the jail itself.
It is said that India’s most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim lives in the posh Clifton area and is constantly keeping himself away from local rivalry for crimes like drug, extortion, kidnapping for extortion.
Dawood’s infamous D-Company International Syndicate focuses more on crime and hawala operations. So far no dispute has come out of the D Company’s Lyari Gangs. Lyari is a densely populated area located in Karachi. Lyari is notorious for criminal gangs, drugs and gun business.
The Lyari Gangs, currently affiliated with Uzair Baloch, rule this port city and where the underworld is thriving mainly on the smuggling of drugs from Afghanistan. Ujjair came to Limelight in 2013 when he shot and killed underworld veteran Pappu Ashraf. Uzair is now 41 years old.
According to the records of the Karachi police, Ujjair went to his house in posh defense housing area (DHA) with 20 armed men. There Ashraf and his two companions were first kidnapped and then later murdered.
Uzair, who holds dual citizenship of Pakistan and Iran, used his political clout while shifting between the two countries. In order to control this dreaded gangster, the authorities handed it over to the army in 2017 in a case of espionage.
Meanwhile, the federal minister for maritime affairs, Ali Hyder Zaidi, has shared a video with the media, revealing the nefarious relationship between the Ujjair and Bhutto families. Zaidi has released a video containing the statement of an insider named Jan Habib to expose PPP President Asif Ali Zardari.
According to a news channel, John Habib has revealed that the PPP has been transferring police officers at the behest of Uzair. Jaan has alleged, “It is true, IG Sindh was also transferred and the Interior Ministry used to stand on his doorstep as Rahman Malik.”
In the video, Jan claimed that Uzair had met Zardari in private. He said, ‘Zardari met Uzair and it was an important meeting. Uzair called me and said that Zardari has called him and wants to meet him. He will have to go to meet Zardari with Qadir Patel. Zardari wanted his so-called brother Uzair to contest from Lyari.
The allegation of Zaidi, a close aide of Imran Khan, has shifted the attention of the people to the underworld in Karachi. Only Lyari gangs are in the discussion which can later push the D-Company back which has deep ties with the political leadership in Pakistan.