Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have told Punjab’s government to remove all non-Muslims officials from their posts or they will be killed and their offices will be targeted.
The militants have threatened to target the livestock director general and his office within 14 days.
The Punjab government received the threats in letters from the TTP, which they have forwarded to intelligence agencies.
The threats come after intelligence agencies’ reports revealed to The Express Tribune yesterday that the TTP has planned suicide attacks across the country.
The threats come ahead of the holy month of Muharram, with terrorists purportedly targeting mourning processions, majalis, imambargahs and important religious leaders among other targets such as the Iranian embassy and the chief of Jamat-ud-Dawa, Hafiz Saeed.
The provincial government has directed the civil administration, police and intelligence agencies to provide foolproof security to all non-Muslim officers in the province while police and law enforcement agencies have been directed to immediately put security on high alert across the country and take all necessary security measures.