Taliban commander arrested in Karachi

Published: November 29, 2010
Security forces arrested him during a raid at a house in Karachi. PHOTO: FILE/AFP

Security forces arrested him during a raid at a house in Karachi. PHOTO: FILE/AFP

KARACHI: Security forces, on Monday, arrested Taliban commander Abdullah and his brother from Karachi.

Abdullah was in charge of Imam Dherai centre which is considered a hub of militants.

Security forces arrested him during a raid at a house in Karachi. Authorities say he belonged to Kooza Bandai area of Swat and is also a close aide of Maulana Fazalullah.

The CID recently swooped down on militants in Karachi nabbing suspects who were planning attacks to target Shias ahead of Ashura. The suspects belonged to the militant groups Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Tehrik-i-Taliban.

Following the arrests, Karachi saw an audacious coordinated gun and car bomb suicide attack on the Crime Investigation Department (CID) building. There were speculations at that time that the attack was in response to the arrests CID had made the day before. However, a senior intelligence official speaking to The Express Tribune had denied the attack had anything to do with the arrests. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was in retaliation to US air strikes in the country’s northwestern tribal areas.

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  • Rectified Guy
    Nov 30, 2010 - 12:06AM

    By the report of ‘The Nation’. Taliban Commander arrested from the “Banaras” Chowk Karachi.
    Banaras is the dominated area of ANP and many times law and enforcement agencies have arrested many Taliban Leaders. ANP representatives, please tell us Why are you supporting these terrorist elements?

  • Imran A. Azeem
    Nov 30, 2010 - 12:13AM

    have noticed one thing “CID” hasn’t disclosed the name of locality from where he was arrested. They should give the name so that people may know which places are exactly the save havens of Talibans in Karachi. Recommend

  • Kanishka
    Nov 30, 2010 - 12:37AM

    I applaud the people of Pakistan for taking on these Mullahs who have hijacked your religion. Apart from them, I also feel that the root cause of all this mess that Islam finds itself is the concept of “Muslim Ummah” and “Kafir Ideologies” and the teachings within Islam that gives second class status to a Non-Muslim person/Religion. Islam does talk of being kind to a non-muslim but condemns the person for having a different belief system…as opposed to rejoicing the difference in opinion and having an open heart to learn something good if there may be. Imagine if everyone in an arts class is forced to draw the same picture, this would defeat the purpose of creation, free will and God given creativity . All religions say God is Omnipresent, but they dont realize the deeper meaning of this word. It means that Gods holy spirit permeates each and every atom of this creation, which includes you , me, animals and even stones and mountains that seem inanimate(but are not). Gods consciousness permeates his creation and hence you cannot worship him in isolation to his creation. The only way to realize God is by learning to truly love and worship his creation as God. God does not reveal himself to those who consider the creation seperate from Him, and who have even an iota of hate/violence for his creation (i.e. Kafir, animals etc). Bottom Line, No matter what we worship, whether its stones, mountains, rivers, Prophet/Guru, One God, we cannot worship anything other than God, since God is Omnipresent. Indian religions have a word called Namaste which derives from “Namo Narayan/Namo Astutute” implying that I bow to the Lord within you. Hence acknowledging the fact that every being is God himself. Indian religions worship mountains, rivers and all animals(humans included) which serves to only bring love and harmony with the Creation and its Creator. While the whole world takes onto Kundalini Yoga and Vedic Litertaure the very people of Indus Valley are busy in immitating the Arabian Salafis/Wahabis. Remember religion is always personal (between man and God), no mullah or sadhu or religious organization has the right to come between God and Soul. True and sincere spiritual seekers must read holy books from all religions/saints/prophets and they should take liberally from any book that appeals to them. GOD is OMNIPRESENT and in LOVING this creation from the bottom of your heart is to know GOD.Recommend

  • KNS
    Nov 30, 2010 - 9:18AM

    The might be arrested arrested from ANP majority area so for sake of protecting ANP they did not disclosed the area from which they were arrested. Previous records shows that many TTP leaders were arrested from Banaras, Qasba, Shah Faisal TownRecommend

  • Someone
    Nov 30, 2010 - 12:08PM

    Karachi is fast becoming a KabulRecommend

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