Monday, August 03, 2015
QUETTA-Pak (BNA) Security forces claimed to have killed the al Qaeda chief of Balochistan and South Punjab, Omar Abdul Latif (alias Luqman), in Balochistan's Chaghi district near the Pak-Afghan border on Sunday.
Home Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti while addressing a press conference said that acting on a tip off, security forces had conducted an operation during which the wife of the al Qaeda militant commander was also arrested.
The wife of the dead al Qaeda commander was identified as Tayyaba alias Freeha Baji. Two children of the alleged militant commander were also taken into custody for interrogation.
"Security personnel are interrogating the commander's wife," Bugti said adding that, "The al Qaeda commander had fled from neighboring Afghanistan to Pakistan eight or ten months back."
The Home Minister further said, "Omar Abdul Latif was striving to establish al Qaeda Sub-Continent Center here. Major terror bid has been foiled in Balochistan."
Sarfaraz Bugti said that as part of National Action Plan (NAP), an operation was under way against terrorists and terrorists' organisations in Balochistan.
He added that the situation in the province had now improved as result of successful actions by security forces.
The Home Minister said, "Terrorism would not be tolerated and strict action would be taken against terrorists."
During the past, intelligence agencies have also arrested high profile al Qaeda militants from Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.
Wednesday July 29, 2015
MULTAN (BNA) Seven death row prisoners were executed in Punjab jails early on Wednesday morning.
Three convicted prisoners were sent to the gallows in Attock jail while one each in Kasur, Multan, Gujrat and Sargodha were executed.
In Attock double murder convict Muhammad Safdar and condemned prisoners Aftab and his father were executed.
Aftab and his father had killed Ahmed Khan and Pervaiz Khan.
Convicted prisoner Tufail was hanged in Kasur district jail. He had killed a father and son over testimony in 2001.
Separately, Nawaz was executed in Sargodha district jail for killing his relative over land dispute 13 years back.
In Multan district jail, death row prisoner Nayyar Abbas was hanged for killing a man in 1996.
The seventh condemned prisoner, Gulfam was sent to gallows at Gujrat district jail. He was convicted for killing a man in 2001.
Wednesday July 29, 2015
LAHORE (BNA) Malik Ishaq, chief of banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, his two sons Usman and Haq Nawaz, and 11 others were killed in an alleged exchange of fire with police personnel late on Tuesday night.
At least six policemen were injured in the alleged encounter.
Ishaq and his sons were arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department a week ago. Following their latest arrest, the police had interrogated them and had subsequently taken them to Shahwala in Punjab's Muzaffargarh district to aid the police in recovering weapons and explosives, sources in the CTD said.
The encounter appears to have taken place as militants attacked security forces and tried to free Ishaq who was killed in the ensuing exchange of fire, security sources say.
A spokesman for CTD Multan said Ishaq, his two sons, one Ghulam Rasool Shah and two other accused, all from Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, were taken to Muzaffargarh by the counter-terrorism department to aid in the recovery of arms and explosives.
The spokesman said that when the police party was returning after making the recovery, it was attacked by some 12 to 15 gunmen who succeeded in freeing Ishaq, his sons and the other accused and fleeing away on motorcycles.
Sunday July 12, 2015
RAWALPINDI (BNA) Nine terrorists were killed during search operation, launched by security forces in the border area of South and North Waziristan.
According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), search operation was launched against militants. The clash nine terrorists were killed and four security men embraced shahadat (martyrdom).