KARACHI: Hours before his scheduled hanging at 5:30AM Thursday, Saulat Mirza, the death row inmate and former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker, has made startling disclosures and grave allegations against Altaf Hussain-led-MQM in his televised message.
For killing the MD KESC Shahid Hamid, Saulat Mirza was handed down the death sentence on May 24, 1999.
Shortly after the confession Wednesday night, Machh jail officials told the media that the scheduled hanging on March 19 has been postponed for 72 hours.
They made this decision after receiving a written order to halt the execution.
Mirza, in his video confession, said the order to kill the MD KESC had been passed on to him by Babar Ghauri, the then MNA of MQM. Mirza said the MQM chief Altaf Hussain used to carry his messages through Babar Ghauri.
Saulat Mirza said after executing the murder when he came into the grips of law, the MQM disowned him and threw him away like a used tissue paper.
In his televised interview, he revealed many points regarding MQM and Altaf Hussain.