Karachi: Dr Usman Khan, a BDS who graduated from FJDC running his private practice in the Ayesha Manzil neighbourhood has been arrested for his alleged links with AQIS on charges of facilitating it financially and logistically.
According to police, Dr Usman Ali Khan was arrested after a shootout near the Shalimar bus stand in Saddar when police launched a raid after a tip-off about his presence. A Kalashnikov was seized from the suspect, who was later shifted to the Preedy police station.
Dr Usman is a dentist Preedy SHO Kamal Naseem said Dr Usman was associated with al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and had links with the main outfit since 2008. “He also enjoyed good relations with the Saad Aziz group of militants,” he added.
The officer said the dentist used to generate funds for al Qaeda and also gave shelter to militants of the globally proscribed organisation. “He is a resident of Federal B Area and runs his dental clinic near Ayesha Manzil where many militants visited him as well,” he added.
According to Law enforcement agencies’ claim he has been arrested for his alleged connections with the terrorists involved in the Safoora massacre.