Uzair Baloch arrested in Dubai, confirms Pakistani consulate

Lyari gang war leader, Uzair Baloch— Hussain Afzal/File

KARACHI: The Pakistani consulate in Dubai confirmed on Monday that Uzair Baloch, a notorious leader of the Lyari gang war, has been arrested by Interpol at Dubai airport.

Baloch was traveling from Muscat to Dubai, when the arrest took place. Previously, he was sentenced to imprisonment in Pakistan but was not arrested.

Sources said that the Lyari gang war leader will be extradited to Pakistan within 30 days.

In 2012, a court warranted for the arrest of two leaders of the banned People’s Aman Committee including Uzair Baloch and an alleged member of the proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army in illicit weapons cases.

The police claimed to have detained the suspects in 2012 and alleged that the explosive stuff and illicit weapons were found in their possessions and they were involved in supplying arms and ammunition to criminals associated with the Lyari gang warfare.

Uzair Baloch had been declared a proclaimed offender in the case and the court had ruled that proceedings against the offender would be conducted in absentia under Section 19 (10) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

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