Army has taken Uzair Baloch into their supervision under the Pakistan Army Act of the Official Secret Act of 1923 against the charges of surveillance.
The story of Uzair Baloch is no different from any other emotional dramatic Indian movie. Uzair Jan Baloch one of an MA graduates degree holder and a notorious gangster was born in liyari. The story begins when Faiz Mohammad Alias, a well-known carrier who got murdered by the Lyari Gang leader for not paying a massive amount of ransom leaving behind his son Uzair Baloch to take infuriated revenge from the opponents.
Uzair Jan Baloch became scandalous after he decided to take his father’s death payback. Arshad Alias, who was Uzair’s first cousin and Rehman Dakait’s rival, supposedly murdered his father. Arshad Alias threats made Baloch join hands with Rehman to stand against and take revenge from his enemy. After Rehman Dakait’s death in an encounter with police, Uzair Baloch became his successor. Soon after that Baloch succeeded in taking his revenge and openly murdered Arshad Alias and his companions in the Lyari gang war.
As the gang was formed, numbers of extortion, target killings, and murders’ cases were the witness in Karachi. The police and the government tried to arrest him on multiple occasions but Uzair Baloch managed to get his way through with everything. In 2005 he was arrested but released on bail immediately due to his links with the politicians. He managed to have strong contacts with PPP (Pakistan’s people’s party) where he was fully equipped by the political party till 2012. During the year 2014, 55 cases by Geo News were reported of manslaughter, extortion and target killings. Interpol red notice was issued for a payment of Rs. 2 million against Uzair Baloch. Later he was arrested again in the United Arab Emirates in 2015 after the operation against Lyari gang war took place. His connection with Pakistan People’s Party protected him again even on the international grounds.
Immediately after Rehman Dakait was encountered, the people’s small organization namely Aman committee leadership was succeeded by Uzair Baloch. Baloch considered MQM (Mutaihda Qaumi Movement) as theirs deadly enemy sources reveals that much of their killings included people of MQM. After much of targeted killings, the stress was striking over the committee by PPP to split up. On October 11, 2011, the government finally issued a notice to put a ban on the People’s Aman committee under the clause (11/B) of the anti-terrorism act of 1997.
Baloch was providing many helpless points for the PPP to be slander among the masses. His gang’s murder charges were really high and due to this harass, rival gangs started to come into sight and caused more conflict than before. During this time period PPP was in power and thus Baloch felt a sense of betrayal as many of his own gang members were killed. The matter raised worse as on April 26, 2012, Uzair Baloch assassinated Malik Mohammad Khan, PPP’s politician. A statement was then issued by Mr. Rehman Malik on behalf of the government to start an operation to exterminate these gangs and which led to a Lyari gang war.
Baloch’s house was raided though he ran away; the operation continued commenced which was dated on April 27, 2012. The firm confrontation caused high casualties on both the sides. The 2012 operations were a predominantly a police-led operation but only succeeded in arresting a few of the gangsters. The operation was further conducted in 2013, during Nawaz’s rule, where rangers took part in the operation and many of the gang members were killed and arrested.
Finally, Uzair Baloch in 2016 was then captured in an operation conducted by the rangers on the colony of Karachi. The charges were of spying and leaking confidential information to the foreign intelligence agencies which Baloch himself has confessed during questioning. For 90 days he was held in highly protective custody. A report by JIT which copy is available with Geo News, says Baloch provided secret information regarding army system and officials to foreign agents which is violating the Official Secrets Act 1923. For 90 days he was in a highly protective custody by the rangers. On April 12, 2017, Pakistan Army’s Media wing confirmed to take Uzair Baloch in custody which will be framed into secured supervision. It is said by some sources that Baloch now looks forward to trial in a military court after which he will be handed out to even harsh supervision.