KARACHI: Sindh Inspector General of Police Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Saturday said some links have been found regarding the attack on prominent religious scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani and the suspects will be arrested soon.
Speaking to the media in Karachi, the IG Sindh said, "Investigation into the assassination attempt on Mufti Usmani is under way. We have found some links which cannot be shared with the media right now. The suspects will be arrested very soon."
Dr Imam announced that a Safe City Project will be launched soon. "We have to protect our people and uphold the law."
Regarding the martyrdom of a police official during yesterday's attack, Dr Imam said, "2,500 Sindh police officials have been martyred and the provincial government offers the best package for families of martyred officials."
On Friday, Mufti Taqi Usmani's two guards, one a Sindh police official and the other belonging to a private company, were killed as unidentified gunmen opened fire on two vehicles near Karachi's NIPA Chowrangi. The vehicles, which belonged to Darul Uloom Korangi, were travelling together and were fired at by assailants on motorcycles.