TTP plans to kidnap top officials in exchange for Osama family

interior ministry advises govt departments and officials of law enforcement agencies to stay vigilant.

Shah Waliullah September 07, 2011


In an attempt to mount pressure on the government to release Osama bin Laden’s family from custody, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) allegedly plans to kidnap high-ranking civil and armed officials from all over the country, it has been learnt.

According to official sources, the interior ministry has advised all government departments and officials of law enforcement agencies to stay vigilant.

“Such an incident can take place in Islamabad and provincial capital cities; therefore, strict security measures are needed,” stated a circular issued by the Crisis Management Cell of the interior ministry.

Bin Laden’s family members have been in custody of the Pakistani government since the May 2 raid, which killed the al Qaeda chief. The government has refused to repatriate the family due to ongoing investigations by the Abbottabad judicial commission.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2011.


Gina | 10 years ago | Reply

@Taliban law: Could be that they do not want them defiled, it is customary when a fighter is killed that someone else will take care of his wife and children so that the children do not become orphans; that is actually the reason the Prophet, peace be upon him, received the guidance for the permissability of marrying more than one wife. To protect and take care of the women. In this case however, it could be that Osama was not there at the time of the raid, and the govt. just kidnapped his family. If that is the case, then TTP and AQ must see to their release, even if their re-joining him is not possible for security reasons.

sajid | 10 years ago | Reply

@Taliban law: do u think that they are safe with pakistani police and yes they can be safe with taliban.....

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