Dakait literally means dacoit. Almost attaining the status of a mythical figure, Rehman Dakait, was a famous gangster renowned for his role in Karachi’s Lyari gang war. His real name is Sardar Abdul Rahman Baloch, and he is the cousin of another similarly notorious personality Sardar Uzair Jan Baloch. Rehman Dakait had founded a proper socio-political front called People’s Aman Committee (PAC). It is said to be a militant wing associated with Pakistan People’s Party. PAC had a renowned rivalry with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Rehman Dakait was eventually killed in a police encounter in 2009. Uzair Baloch took over the gang after the death of Rehman Dakait.