KARACHI: The suspected culprits of killings in the Safoora Bus incident and that of Sabeen Mahmud claim they were purging Pakistan from gays.
The suspected culprits who are presently in the custody of law enforcing agencies are associated to Al Qaeda. The militant’s have revealed their point of view and the criteria for making it to their hit-lists.
In response to a question by the interrogators, they replied, “Deep neck, skirts, mini-skirts, sleeveless dresses are promoting obscenity in the country and fashion designers are setting up foundation for an obscene and vulgar Pakistan.”
This was the reason, which one of the detained culprits identified as Saad Aziz presented to the interrogation team when asked for the reasons to kill Sabeen Mahmud and Safoora Bus victims.
The investigators have recovered a hit-list from these suspects which includes names of at least five Fashion designers and five television artists, few journalists and lawyers. These suspects perceive the named TV artists were gay and spreading homosexuality in Pakistan.
“By killing the selected ones we wanted to make them a lesson for others who are bent upon making Pakistan a vulgar and obscene country and like the west, in most parts of which the homosexuality has been legalized”, Saad Aziz told the interrogation team.
SP Raja Umar Khattab, who is in-charge of the Counter Terrorism Unit of Karachi police, says that all the journalists, fashion designers and artists named in the hit-list of these suspects are now safe because the deadly network has now been ruined.
According to the police, the fashion designers who’s names were in the hit-list were perceived by the Al Qaeda youth network as Gays who are working for spreading it in Pakistani society.Saad Aziz is a former graduate of the esteemed Institute of Business Administration (IBA) who had various unusual reasons for attacking the artists.