KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies apprehended two culprits on Tuesday after conducting raids in District East and Malir.

The culprits were linked with May 12 riots in Karachi and were arrested upon the indication of detained nominated city mayor and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Waseem Akhtar.

Important breakthroughs were made during investigation from the apprehended culprits, named Nasir Zia and Syed Salman Rizvi. The culprits revealed that MQM leaders ordered that the rally of former Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Chaudhary be halted. They further revealed that MQM officials provided ammunition to them on May 10, 2007.

Investigative officers stated that investigation against Nasir Zia and Syed Salman Rizvi was underway, further stating that raids were also conducted on two different locations upon the indication of the arrested culprits.

Investigative officers added that significant arrests can be made in the light of Waseem Akhtar’s interrogation report.