PNS Mehran attack suspect released

Published: May 29, 2011
Former Pakistan off-spinner was arrested in Lahore.

Former Pakistan off-spinner was arrested in Lahore.

FAISALABAD: A suspect, who had been arrested from Faisalabad in connection with the PNS Mehran base attack, has been released after initial investigation.

Qari Qaiser, 30, hailing from Dera Ghazi Khan, had been picked up in Faisalabad on Friday by intelligence agencies investigating the PNS Mehran base attack. He had been traced via phone calls made to his number from cell phones recovered off the four attackers who were killed while attacking the naval base in Karachi.

Qaiser, who runs a madrassah in Satiana, near Faisalabad, had been taken to an undisclosed location by intelligence agents where he was interrogated about phone calls that he had received.

Qari Qaiser said that he was released on Sunday after unknown men gave him Rs300 for the bus fare home.


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Reader Comments (4)

  • Hissam Amir Khan
    May 29, 2011 - 10:21PM

    Rs 300/- Only…
    Seems our security agencies are low on BUDGET…Recommend

  • Mirza
    May 29, 2011 - 10:33PM

    Security forces must have received a phone call from “a big fish” at a military base to release the good old Qari. After all how many terrorists are arrested and ultimately punished? Nice going as usual. Recommend

  • noor
    May 30, 2011 - 8:06AM

    What he was asked by the officials?Recommend

  • May 30, 2011 - 2:50PM

    Bhai vaah! Rs 300/- gets you released … Recommend

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