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.