SSP Mazhar Mashwani, speaking to media, disclosed that two target killers were arrested couple of days ago; of them one is a professor identified as Owais Raheel.
He said the arrested professor belong to banned Hizbut Tahreer. He was nabbed from Boat Basin area in Clifton.
The suspect, Raheel, targeted educated youngsters in the Defence and Clifton areas to use them “for illegal activities”.
He graduated from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) and the NED University of Engineering and Technology and joined the banned HT in 2007, said a senior official.
Within eight years, he added, Owais became a key member of the group that defied Pakistan’s democratic system and aimed to implement “Khilafa” in the country.
Police said they had also recovered from his possession several pamphlets of the organisation which he used to distribute outside mosques.
He is an engineer in BE degree from NED University and MBA from Institute of Business Administration.
Owais Raheel taught at SZABIST
The man arrested on charges of having links with banned outfits was also a lecturer at one of the most prestigious universities of Pakistan – SZABIST.
Raheel was suspended last month for failing to conduct his classes. According to varsity administration, he didn’t give any reason for his absence from conducting classes.
@omar_quraishi Ovais Raheel taught us, he seemed like a really simple man in class, except for a few times, when he seemed really shady tho
— جہانگیر (@memonjb) October 8, 2015
One of the students said noone had idea that their teacher belonged to Hizbut Tahreer as he always denounced radicalism. He taught statistics and operation management to BBA students at SZABIST.