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'Hitman paid via Pakistani bank to kill activist' Ahmad Waqass Goraya
Caption: Image of Ahmad Waqass Goraya in left, from his Facebook profile, and photo of Kingston Crown Court in right, by Jim Linwood on Flickr via Wikimedia Creative Commons

'Hitman paid via Pakistani bank to kill activist'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Jan 2022, 03:12 pm

Islamabad/UNI: The man charged with conspiracy to murder Netherland-based Pakistani activist Ahmad Waqass Goraya, was paid via a Pakistan bank, the media reported on Tuesday.

Goraya, a Pakistani activist and blogger, had set up a blog on Facebook making fun of the Pakistani military and had also given details of human rights violations.

"As he was known for speaking out against the activities of the Pakistani government, it appears he had been targeted for that reason," the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) told the Kingston Crown Court.

According to BBC, the British-Pakistani hitman Muhammad Gohir Khan was offered 100,000 pounds for the murder of Goraya.

He was given 5000 pounds via hundi by Muzamil nicked name as Mudz.

The News International quoted the CPS as informing the Court that 5000 pounds were deposited in the account of a person named Muhammad Amin Asif at a local private bank in Pakistan by Mudz.

However, it remains to be ascertained whether the bank or Asif had prior knowledge about the real purpose of the payment.

According to BBC, Khan was arrested in June last year but had pleaded not guilty. He is currently on trial and will last for around two weeks.