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Attack on Blasphemy Accused Thwarted


The Multan Police arrested five suspected terrorists who had intentions to attack those accused of blasphemy in central prison with the help of intelligence agencies in a special operation.

The police arrested terrorists intended to attacks blasphemy accused in central jail
The police arrested terrorists intended to attacks blasphemy accused in central jail

Junaid Hafeez and Asia bibi are both in Central Jail, Multan whose lawyer, Rashid Rehman, was shot dead on Wednesday.

RPO Multan Range Muhammad Amin said that five terrorists have been arrested, after a brief exchange of fire from Green Town. Out of the five, four men have been recognized as Abdul Hafeez from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Nasir from Muzaffargarh, Ahmed Rizwan from Toba Tek Singh, Muhammad Sarfraz from Kot Addu. They are among the suspected terrorists who have links with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Qari Imran group.

The police also took into custody 30 detonators, five hand grenades and 10 boxes of explosives from their possession. They have been taken to a secret place for inquiries.

Amin told  that the Multan police have found a thorough attack plan on the central prison other sensitive instalments in south Punjab.

The group planned to hit sectarian crisis, military instalments and other important buildings.

A police official said requesting secrecy that maps, blueprints and plans of surveillance on the cells of blasphemy accused, Junaid Hafeez and Aasia Bibi, were also recovered from the militants. The police therefore have warned the security of central jail.

Discretely, the 15 emergency police was told on a phone call that a bomb had been fixed inside the building of District and Sessions Courts, Multan. The whole building was emptied, which resulted in a huge traffic jam. Rescue 1122 personnel, the Bomb Disposal Squad, district administration, traffic police and the fire brigade hurled a search which continued for three hours, after that the building was declared safe. Furthermore, Police officials said they will soon seize the suspect.