CTD releases list of 22 most wanted terrorists

Published: January 19, 2019
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RAWALPINDI: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has prepared a list of 22 most wanted terrorists involved in suicide bombings and terrorist activities in Punjab.

The government has fixed head money on 18 of the most dangerous terrorists ranging from Rs10 million to Rs200,000.

According to the list, a copy of which is available with the Daily Express, the terrorists are wanted in cases pertaining to attacks on former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and former Punjab interior minister Shuja Khanzada as well as on intelligence agency installations and facilitating suicide attacks on buses. Most of the terrorists belong to the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

According to details, Matiur Rehman aka Samad Siyal of TTP tops the list of the most wanted terrorists. The terrorist, wanted in five terrorism cases, including suicide attacks on Musharraf and Aziz, has a head money of Rs10 million while an additional prize money of Rs1 million has also been announced by the Sindh government.

The second spot on the list is held by Ahsanul Haq aka Shahid who belongs to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. He is also wanted in five cases, including an attack on Musharraf, and has a head money of Rs5 million.

Similarly, TTP’s Rana Muhammad Afzal aka Fazlullah, who used to carry out terror activities with the support of al-Qaeda and the Taliban, also has a head money of Rs5 million.

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Another member of TTP, Zubair aka Farooq, is also enlisted among the most wanted terrorists with five cases in his name, including an attack on ISI office Qasim Bela in Multan. He has a head money of Rs2.5 million.

Likewise, Muhammad Jamil aka Baba Jee, who hails from Jaish-e-Muhammad and is wanted in three cases, including attacks on PTS Sargodha and PAF Base, has a head money of Rs2 million.

Another terrorist of TTP’s Baitullah Mehsud Group, who is allegedly involved in a suicide attack on former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, is also on the list with Rs2 million head money.

Yaseen aka Usama, who is booked in five terrorist cases and belongs to the Amjad Farooqi Group, has a head money of Rs2 million.

In the Raja Saqlain murder case, a dangerous terrorist Noorul Amin aka Khalid Pathan has Rs1 million head money.

Abdul Hameen Miyo aka Watto, who is booked in four terror cases, including an attack on the Naval College Lahore, also has a head money of Rs1 million. Similarly, Bilal aka Abdul Rahim of the banned Harkatul Mujahideen is wanted in three cases, including an attack on PTS Sargodah, has a tag of Rs1 million on his head.

Three most wanted terrorists — Ahmed aka Sharif Ayaz Punjabi, Zara Ali aka Naeemullah and Ayub aka Saifullah — involved in the suicide attack on Sakhi Sarwar shrine in Dera Ghazi Khan have Rs1 million head money each.

TTP’s Muhammad Abdullah has a head money of Rs500,000 while Salman Dar aka Shani and Muhammad Ejaz aka Ustad Abdul Rehman also have a head money of Rs500,000 each.

In addition, TTP’s Ziaur Rehman and Saeed Munir Dar aka Moaz have a head money of Rs300,000 and Rs200,000, respectively.

Likewise, three terrorists named Hafiz Sohail aka Qari, Muhammad Niaz aka Zeeshan and Zohair Ahmed aka Shakir involved in the suicide attack on former interior minister of Punjab Col (retd) Shuja Khanzada are also named in the terrorist list.

According to sources, the interior ministry has been formally requested to announce the names and head money of the terror suspects.

The list has been compiled to ensure immediate arrest of the terrorists, sources said.

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