Two convicted terrorists escape from Karachi jail

KARACHI Jun 15: Two members of of the a banned terrorist group have escaped from the Central Jail, Karachi, police said on Wednesday.

Shaikh Muhammad Mumtaz alias Firaun alias Sher Khan alias Shahzad alias Bhai, and Muhammad Ahmed Khan alias Munna, broke out of prison on Tuesday night.

The two men are said to be the members of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

According to the police, Ahmed alias Munna was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Meanwhile, jail authorities suspended a dozen of guards including a superintendent against the jail break.

The suspended jail officials include Prison Superintendent Ghulam Murtaza Shaikh, Deputy Superintendent Faheem Memon, Assistant Superintendent Abdul Rehman Shaikh, ASI Faroosh Muhammad, police commando Nawab Ali, and constables Atta Muhammad, Muhammad Amir, Abdul Ghaffor, Saeed Ahmed, Muhammad Sajjad, Tagial Naseer and Nadir Ali.