TTP plans kidnappings, robberies to generate funds

Report reveals militant group plans to kidnap serving and retired officers.


Asad Kharal August 23, 2012

LAHORE:


A confidential report claims that the infamous Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning more terrorist activities in the country’s major cities – Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar and Bannu.


The decision was taken at a secret meeting presided by TTP commander Qari Shafiullah Moavia.

According to the report, the TTP plans on kidnapping serving and retired officers and American citizens to collect finances, as well as to negotiate the release of their accomplices in jails or in the custody of intelligence agencies.

The report has been forwarded to all provincial home departments, provincial police chiefs, provincial heads of other law enforcement agencies, Islamabad chief commissioner and the Islamabad police chief by the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the interior ministry, The Express Tribune has learnt.

According to confidential information, Qari Moavia has assigned the task to Nauman Moavia. The meeting also devised a strategy for terrorist activities for a period of two months, the report added.

The TTP also allowed its leaders and activists to rob banks and jewelry shops, in order to gather funds for the purchase of transport, arms and ammunition.

After receiving the intelligence report, the NCMC directed law enforcement agencies to adopt possible security arrangements and ensure fool-proof security to avoid any untoward incident.

Furthermore, security has been put on high alert across the country.

Another circular issued by the NCMC stated that “the ministry of interior has expressed concern over a visible increase in activities of banned outfits in various parts of the country”.

These defunct organisations have been found involved in instigating people against government by organising conferences, polarising society and precipitating unrest and law and order situation.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2012.

COMMENTS (23)

Asif Gulyani | 8 years ago | Reply Our law and order forces are indulge to derail democracy and are completly failled to control american taliban so in this sitution one is amazed to see the role of thes departments . They only know how to capture or frighten the innocent civillians of the poor country.In this situation the Role of PPP govt is highlly appreciatable . Red Salute to the great leadership of PPP. Long Live Pakistan Long Live PPP
Mashiqkhan | 8 years ago | Reply

Talban's new Sharia Law!!

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