KARACHI: Chief Safoora suspect Saad Aziz has revealed in police investigation that he and his comrades wanted to kill Gays and obscenity promoters in Pakistan, Frontier Post reported.
“Deep neck, skirts, mini-skirts, sleeveless dresses are promoting obscenity in the country and fashion designers are setting up foundation for an obscene and vulgar Pakistan.” This was one of the reasons, which Saad Aziz – the alleged killer of Sabeen Mahmud and Safoora bus victims told interrogators.
The hit-list recovered from Safoora’s suspects also includes the names of at least five Fashion designers and same number of television artists, highly credible sources told this scribe.
“The hit-list has enlisted artists who, Saad Aziz and his fellow perceived, were Gays and working for spreading it in Pakistani society” sources said.
“By killing the selected ones we wanted to make them a lesson for others who are bent upon making Pakistan a vulgar and obscene country and like the west, in most parts of which the homosexuality has been legalized”, Saad Aziz told interrogators.
Aziz, a former graduate of the prestigious Institute of Business Administration (IBA) – an institute offered some unique reasons for attacking the artists.
According to sources, Aziz was influenced by the news items appeared in some section of Pakistani media that the United State embassy in Islamabad, which reportedly hosted a meeting of Pakistani gay and lesbians in July 2011, has actively launched a campaign to “spread homosexuality” in the country and “tainting” the posh areas of Lahore and Karachi.
It is worthy to note that the hit-list, which police claimed to have recovered from Safoora suspects, also includes the names of journalists and law enforcers.