Jul 192017

KARACHI: The law-enforcement personnel on Tuesday detained Mushtaq Bhutto, cousin and former adviser of late Pakistan Peoples’s Party chairperson and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Mushtaq was rounded up in a raid conducted by the law-enforcement agencies in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. The motive behind his detention has not been disclosed yet.

“It was around 1:45 am when bhai sahib [Mushtaq] and his family had returned from a wedding,” his younger brother Iqbal Bhutto told The Express Tribune.

“He was taken into custody while he was parking the car in the apartment parking lot. He was accompanied by his family members,” he added.

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This is the second time that Mushtaq has been detained by the law-enforcement agencies. He was also in November 2015.

Iqbal claimed that his brother was taken into custody by Rangers.

When contacted, the Rangers spokesperson said that he was checking whether Mushtaq had been detained by Rangers or not.

PPP leaders said they were also trying to trace Mushtaq’s whereabouts. A senior PPP leader told The Express Tribune that Mushtaq’s detention made no sense as he had previously been released after being given a clean chit.

Mushtaq is a resident of Basera Apartments in Gulistan-e-Jauhar and has been inactive in the party since the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

The post Benazir’s cousin and former aide ’rounded up’ in Karachi appeared first on The Express Tribune.

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