Uzair Baloch taken into army custody

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Islamabad (Pakistan), Apr. 12 (ANI): The army announced late on Tuesday that it has taken Uziar Baloch, the former chief of the defunct Peoples Amn Committee, in its custody. Director General of the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor, in a tweet, said, Uzair Baloch was taken into military custody under the Pakistan Army Act, the Express Tribune reported. He added that Uzair has been taken into custody on charges of espionage, for leaking leakage of sensitive security information to foreign intelligence agencies. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Uzair Baloch taken into military custody under Pakistan Army Act / Official Secret Act - 1923. (1 of 2)</p>&mdash; Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/851885843589365760">April 11, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">On charges of espionage (leakage of sensitive security information to foreign intelligence agencies). (2 of 2)</p>&mdash; Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/851886057150758912">April 11, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The Lyari gang war leader who has close ties to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was arrested by the Sindh Rangers last year during a search operation on the outskirts of Karachi. (ANI)
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