Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) senior leader Babar Khan Ghauri late on Wednesday night blasted former party worker Saulat Mirza for claiming that he was the one who called the shots that killed KESC’s managing director Shahid Hamid, according to sources quoting electronic media.
“There is no truth in Mirza’s figment’s of imagination. His rather shady late night video statement is nothing but a conspiracy against the MQM,” he remarked.
Ghauri said that he had never met Saulat Mirza in his whole life.
“The story about a meeting at my residence in which I ordered four hitmen including Mirza to shoot Shahid Hamid dead is absolutely fictional. I swear no such meeting ever took place anywhere,” the former minister for ports and shipping asserted.
Earlier, after showing some of the ‘devastating cards’ he had so far kept close to his chest, former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker Saulat Mirza managed to dodge his hanging for 72 hours.
“On the behest of party’s London-based leader Altaf Hussain, Senator Babar Ghouri ordered the four of us to gun down Shahid Hamid, the then managing director of the power utility, Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (K-Electric) ,” Mirza alleged in a rare statement issued from his death cell Wednesday night.