ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Inspector General (IG) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali said on Monday that perpetrators behind Safoora carnage belonged to the banned outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and had been involved in up to 37 counts of robberies. The terrorists had received their instructions from Sarghana Abdul Aziz from Syria, reported Dunya News.
Terrorists of ISIS recieved instructions from handler in Syria
IG Sindh told Senate Standing Committee for Interior Affairs that the perpetrators of Safoora carnage were involved with ISIS for over a year before the attack. Ghulam Haider Jamali told the standing committee that suspects wanted the implementation of Shariah law in the country.
"67 Al-Qaeda operatives and 644 terrorists have been apprehended this year"
-IG Police Sindh
Elaborating the background of the terrorists, IG Sindh said that they had acquired education from prestigious institutes and had received their orders from Syrian based ISIS leader Sarghana Abdul Aziz.
Progress by Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA)
Highlighting the progress made so far in apprehending the terrorists, IG Sindh said that within one year 167 Al-Qaeda operatives and 644 terrorists have been apprehended while another 186 extremists have been slain from Lyari.
Among the prominent cases solved have been the murders of Parveen Rehman and son of Abbas Kumaili. Chairman Committee Rehman Malik has formed a sub-committee to inquire against the printing of anti-Rangers advertisements.
It is pertinent to mention here that the above mentioned culprits along with other accomplices opened indiscriminate fire on the bus on May 13, 2015, killing 45 people of Ismaili community in an apparent act of sectarian violence.