Chief of proscribed Peoples Amn Committee and once the most feared underworld don, Uzair Baloch continues to name figures who helped him extort money from citizens.
The gangster opened up during investigation telling investigators that traders were involved in bargaining over protection money and doing so they received 50 percent of the amount extorted.
“Hand grenades were hurled at the shops and businesses of those declining to pay protection money better known as bhatta in Karachi,” told Baloch. “A few traders also used to send parchi to opponents.”
Uzair told investigators that Wasi Lakho’s boys used to terrify defiant citizens through grenade attacks, while opponents of political parties themselves came to pay money.
“Trade fraternity also paid hundreds of thousands of rupees out of their own will,” he claimed.
The traders based in Kharadar and Jillani Center paid millions every 15 days through a bookie named Nadeem Rabbani, the gangster told investigators.
Apart from that millions were extorted from old city area, Kharadar, Mithadar, Khajoor Bazar, goldsmith market and Boltan market.