Interior Ministry letter reveals Punjabi Taliban plot to attack Karachi

Letter states Punjabi Taliban plan on attacking Karachi's Central Jail, vital installations; abducting foreigners.


Web Desk May 18, 2012

KARACHI: The Crisis Management Cell of the Interior Ministry has sent a letter to the Sindh government, revealing that the Punjabi Taliban were planning on attacking Karachi’s Central Jail and other vital installations, Express News reported Friday. The militants also planned on abducting foreigners and other important personalities.

The information was given to the Crisis Management Cell by confidential sources. According to the information available, the Punjabi Taliban will pick up important people and foreigners in the first phase of the attacks.

Sources said that the Punjabi Taliban were planning these attacks in order to get arrested members released.

It was also indicated in the letter that the Punjabi Taliban’s mastermind, Aslam, along with his accomplices had reached Karachi to carry out the attacks, while a militant named, Faragh was said to have been present in the city already.

COMMENTS (21)

Abid P Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

@Ali Wali:

"Punjabi Talibans are Sepa Sahaba, and majority of them are Mohajar as well. " .

Can you provide reliable references for your claim?

Adnan | 9 years ago | Reply

@Imran:

If you are talking about Pervez Musharraf and him being the "best" President in the country, please know that the current situation in Balochistan all started because of him. He killed Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. He disrespected courts. He is responsible for the attack on Laal Masjid and the killings of male and female students. His policies resulted in Pakistan getting sucked into terrorism. Pakistan suffered from hundreds of bomb attacks and terror attacks. And thanks to him, we have corrupt leaders like Zardari and Rehman Malik looting Pakistan. It was during his rule that target killings started in Karachi and Balochistan. And worst of all, it is because of his policies that the Baloch youth have formed numerous separatist militant groups.

We were poorer but better off without him and the hatred he sowed.

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