KARACHI : The Rangers said yesterday that they arrested a suspected killer of MQM MPA Manzar Imam in a raid conducted Tuesday night in Taiser town area of Karachi.

In statement, a paramilitary official said suspected murderer Muhammad Ashiq is also affiliated with the MQM, adding he confessed to killing Manzar Imam and his guards on January 17, 2013.

Ashiq is also involved in killing 12 other individuals from other political parties, said the statement, adding that the suspect would dump dead bodies of his victims using a Khidmat-i-Khalq Foundation (KKF) ambulance.

The arrested target killer was produced in an Anti-Terrorism Court Wednesday, which approved a 90-day remand in Rangers custody.

MQM MPA Manzar Imam, along with his police guards was killed in January 2013 when four gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on his vehicle in Orangi town’s Hyderi Chowk area. At that time, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed responsibility for the killing of the provincial lawmaker, a TV channel reported.