Confucius Institute Assailant Mastermind Arrest By Karachi Police


On Tuesday, the police stated that they had apprehended the “mastermind” and “facilitator” of a suicide assault that took place outside of the Confucius Institute at the Karachi University. This incident resulted in the deaths of three Chinese nationals.

The police brought the suspect, Dad Baksh, before a court that deals with terrorism and asked for him to be held in physical custody until July 16. This request was granted.
The suspect is allegedly the leader of outlawed organisations Balochistan Liberation Army -BLA- and Balochistan Liberation Front -BLF- in Karachi, and he plotted an assault on Chinese instructors working inside Karachi University on April 26. This information comes from the police.

According to the police

He was the one who helped enable the assaults on Chinese people in Karachi. He was taken into custody by the Counter-Terrorism Department in a raid in the city the day before the incident happened.

The security agencies think that by arresting the suspect, they would be able to put an end to the organization’s network. As a result, this arrest is being seen as a crucial one.

According to the charges, the suspect was engaged in the suicide explosion that took place on April 26 at the University of Karachi. A female suicide bomber who was subsequently identified as Shari Baloch was the one who carried out the suicide attack by detonating a device in her own body.

The University of #Karachi spokesperson confirms one Pakistani and three Chinese employees of the Confucius Institute were killed in a bombing inside Karachi University. Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif extended his condolences.

— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) April 26, 2022

As a result of the incident, four Chinese teachers and a Pakistani driver were killed, while three further people, including a Chinese tutor and a Rangers officer, were injured.

As a direct consequence of the incident, the Chinese language center at the (KU) has been closed indefinitely. The perpetrators of the incident have been the focus of a significant amount of effort on the part of the authorities in Pakistan.

“Foreign hand in the crime”

The Minister of Information for the Sindh province, Sharjeel Memon, has praised the work of law enforcement agencies for their success in apprehending the “mastermind” and “facilitator” of the suicide assault on the Chinese instructors who worked at Karachi University.
He said that the proscribed (BLF) sleeper cell leader Dad Buksh alias Shoab alias Jahanzaib alias Mirza was brought into custody by the C-T-D on Mauripur Road in Karachi on July 4, during an intelligence-based operation -IBO-.
Memon said that the accused suspect admitted to being engaged in doing a recce of (KU) and critical facilities when the probe was in its early stages. He said that Dad Baksh is quite skilled in the production of IEDs.
The suspect claimed to the authorities that Zaib was the brains of the suicide assault on the KU campus, and he said that Zaib entered Pakistan from a nation that is neighboring Pakistan. According to him, two terrorist groups that are now outlawed were engaged in the assault.
Along with this, he said that “the extremists carry out terrorist actions in Pakistan with the assistance of foreign powers in order to halt investment in the country.”

The purpose of terrorists

According to the minister, the terrorists’ goal was to sow discord among the Pakistani government.

In response to a query, the minister said that since the inquiry is still in its early stages, he did not want to disclose the name of the nation from where the individual had travelled to Pakistan. This was because the investigation is still ongoing.
Karachi Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that four individuals were engaged in the KU suicide bombing, and he added that these individuals had been identified. He made these remarks while speaking at the event.

Colonel Nasruminallah, for his part, speculated that narcotics may have been provided to the female suicide bomber in the lead up to the incident. He said that the tapes were seen by a group of psychologists as well, and he added that based on the woman’s body language, it seemed as if she had been brainwashed.

  • In April, a female serial bomber linked to a separatist Baloch Rebel Army blasted herself up beside a vehicle on the university campus. She was attempting to kill as many people as possible.
  • This was the first big assault on Chinese people in Pakistan since July 2021, when a suicide bomber hit a passenger bus in Punjab. The blast in April was the first major strike targeting Chinese nationals in Pakistan ever since.

As a consequence of the event, either a fourth Chinese national and perhaps a Pakistani security who was riding with the automobile sustained injuries. Both were hurt.

The Karachi police chief, Ghulam Nabi Memon, has been cited by the local news media on Monday as saying that an extensive investigation into the attack led to the retirement of a “major accused.” The statement was released while Karachi police commissioner Ghulam Nabi Memon must have been analyzing the progression of a specific case with such a visiting Chinese diplomat that included the top diplomat of China through Karachi, Li Bijian, as well as combating terrorism experts. The discussion took place while the Chinese envoy was in Karachi.

The director of the police force did not provide any data on the suspect that was known to them.

The suspect provided crucial information to the police over the course of the inquiry. Minister Memon was reported in the Dawn newspaper as stating, “He stated that he was the Leader of a -BLF- commuter agent in Karachi.”

Haibastan Bashir, the hubby of the female terrorist cell, and another “major terrorist” called “Zeb,” according to the ministry, were among those the suspect met.

During the course of the inquiry, the suspect claimed that Zeb was indeed the architect of the assault and that he had infiltrated Pakistan from a “neighbouring nation.”

Police information:

Shah stated there are more over 3,000 Chinese nationals working in Sindh, the majority of whom were involved in infrastructure investments related to the China-Pakistan Trade Agreement -CPEC-, which is estimated to be worth approximately US$60 billion. The data from the police indicate that Shah’s statement is accurate.

In addition, he said that 3,361 security officers, which included cops, soldiers, and private guards, had been sent to safeguard Chinese residents.

This was the first coordinated assault against Chinese nationals mostly in South Asian nation till July of last year, when a suicide bomber aimed a passenger vehicle in northern Pakistan and died 13 people, such as 9 Chinese workers on a hydroelectric dam. The bombing that took place in April will be the first major terrorist strike against Chinese nationals through Pakistan since then.

Other assaults on Chinese workers into Pakistan have taken occurred in the province of Balochistan, which is located in the south-western part of the country. Militants in this region have been waging an insurgency against the government in a state where China is developing mines and a port.

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