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    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Killer of Maulana Azam Tariq of SSP arrested just before leaving for Qatar

    The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested main accused in the murder case of  Maulana Azam Tariq, the chief of banned Sipah-e-Sahaba, over a decade after the assassination.
    According to South Punjab News, Syed Sibtain Kazmi, who had a head money of Rs1 million, was taken into custody from the Benazir International Airport, where the FIA Director Mazhar Kaka Khel had deployed a team after receiving information about the suspect who was  trying to leave for Qatar. The suspect had a plan to flee to UK via Doha, officials said.
     Maulana Azam Tariq was killed in October 2013 at the entry point of Islamabad along with four aides. The police made several arrests but the main accused remained at large.
    According to South Punjab News, the suspect was a resident of Lahore and  listed in the first Red Book of the Counter Terrorism Department issued in 2009 and also containing names of most wanted criminals and terrorists.  
    The FIA handed over the suspect to police.
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