Terrorist planned attack on ZAB anniversary: Police

Published: April 3, 2011
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Karachi police arrest terrorist planning an attack on Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's mausoleum at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh.

Karachi police arrest terrorist planning an attack on Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's mausoleum at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh.

KARACHI: Police on Sunday arrested a terrorist allegedly planning an attack on Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s mausoleum at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh tomorrow (Monday).

Addressing a press conference, CCPO Karachi Saud Mirza said the police have arrested an operative of the Lashkar-e-Balochistan terror group. He said the name of the arrested terrorist is Abdul Qadir and that he had been involved in numerous terrorist activities in the country.

He said that a huge cache of weapons, including a rocket, a bomb, 107 explosive sticks and a 30 kilogram heavy anti-tank mine have been recovered from the arrested man.

Mirza added that the terrorist planned to disrupt events related to the death anniversary of People’s Party’s founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto tomorrow in Larkana. He further added that a search operation is underway to arrest the terrorist’s allies.

Gathering at Garhi Khuda Bukhsh

President Zardari and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto paid their respects at Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s mausoleum at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh on Sunday, a day ahead of the PPP leader’s death anniversary.

As arrangements to commemorate the day have been finalised, supporters of the party from across the country are heading to Garhi Khuda Bakhsh in Larkana to attend the ceremony. According to details, 6,000 police personnel and rangers have been deployed in the area. CCTV cameras and walk through gates have been installed to avoid any untoward situation.

President Zardari will also chair the meeting of party’s Central Executive Committee tomorrow. Meanwhile the Sindh government has announced a public holiday to mark the occasion.

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  • Junaid
    Apr 3, 2011 - 6:29PM

    I hope the millions of Rs that are being spent on the security on these occasions are not from the tax payers money. There are 100s dieing everday in Pakistan, their families are far more deserving than any such anniversaries which further risk the life of thousands.Recommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Apr 3, 2011 - 6:43PM

    Who can beat this genius who sends warrants against Musharraf knowing well an exercise in futility, then comes up to dig skeletons from Pandora’s box, imaging to wear the Image of
    a personality of whom he does not even possess an iota of character. Now he comes up by
    creating this issue of terrorism to take place in Larkana region with help of his insipid coterie
    and tomorrow come; What next does he expect us to swallow that the Holy Prophet(PBUH) came to him and said; You will lead this nation according to your will for the next four decades?Recommend

  • Nasir Jamal
    Apr 3, 2011 - 6:55PM

    @Junaid:
    It is naive of you to assume this. Such expenses are always paid from the government treasury. I think that even the Mazar has been built by the money of the tax payers.Recommend

  • Mirza
    Apr 3, 2011 - 7:44PM

    Everybody knows who hates all the mausoleums and graves. It is an open secret that these mausoleums have been targeted in Karachi, Lahore, DGK and various other places. The Wahabis believe that these mausoleums and going there is against Islam, hence the attacks and dismemberment of such anti-Islamic symbols. There can be no two opinions that these are the right wing Wahabi elements and nobody else who is against mausoleums & Sufism.

    When Data Darbar is not safe and holy from these extreme elements how can ZAB’s mausoleum be safe? There are nay Sayers who can deny every fact but ZAB has been hated by these right wing elements and their guru Zia had his hanged by Lahore HC.

    There would be elements who after killing most members of Bhutto family, would still want to harm their last resting places and create more hatred among provinces. The hate against Bhutto and PPP is so strong it has no bounds.

    When BB was brutally assassinated & the army govt started spreading “news” that she died of banging her head against the sunroof. And how Zardari was responsible for her murder, even though he was not even in the country. In one blog I had predicted that God forbid even if Bilawal is murdered these hate mongers would say that Zardari is responsible for his death. He is so bad that he did not want to share Chairmanship of the PPP with Bilawal so he got him killed.

    It was just like they killed each male member of Bhutto family and put the blame on BB and Zardari. Zia and Mush had full dictatorial powers and now there is independent judiciary, I challenge them to look into these rumors and find the real killers. They did not do that in their long dictatorships and would never dare do that. In fact these same elements are now opposing the re-opening of these cases. It would not be the victims who would oppose the justice to be carried out but the culprits. Victims demand justice while the culprits oppose it.

    Mirza, USA Recommend

  • Habib
    Apr 3, 2011 - 8:45PM

    The PPP does not have any materialistic things to do, except commemorating anniversaries of Benazir and ZAB. They dont have any other productive work, their energies and public money are only meant for this kinds of things.Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Apr 3, 2011 - 8:54PM

    @Junaid:
    What a foolish question ?? who else do you think pays the bills in pakistan??? Everything is done in the name of egomaniacs, however the state foots the bills !!!
    These people are not interested in any sob stories about aam aadmi’s struggle to survive or facing difficulties!!! As according to your President ” you have never had it so good ” as to what good he was refering to is questionable ! But sadly in pakistan, this process stopped long time back.Recommend

  • Cautious
    Apr 3, 2011 - 9:22PM

    Pakistan should change it’s name – “land of the pure” is a joke – akin to N. Korea calling itself Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.Recommend

  • General kayani
    Apr 3, 2011 - 9:54PM

    Its not the strategic assets, oops, the militants!! Accorfing to defence report of zaid hamid, all these done USA, RAW, & All the intelligence agencies, along with aliens, species & Ufo’s. Ask imran khan, if u wishRecommend

  • Apr 4, 2011 - 7:50AM

    @Junaid:
    Junaid! It is really nice to know that you are as concerned as this commenter and the ten other recommenders. But the elite have never spent their own wealth and just piled it up. That is typical of the ‘siege mentality’ prevalent all over the land of the pure.
    On our part we should just go into the interior of Sindh and help out the ‘flood affectees’ in whatever way we can. Believe me sir! there are many like-minded who are quietly doing it on their own. Salams to you. Recommend

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