Friday, June 29, 2012

Terrorist Jamat-e-Islami, Imran Khan & Al Qaeda.

2012: LAHORE, June 28: The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf and the Jamaat-i-Islami have agreed to launch a joint struggle for upholding supremacy of the Constitution with full support to the Supreme Court, and for holding free, fair and transparent elections under an independent election commission. A PTI’s four-member delegation led by Imran Khan called on JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan at Mansoora here on Thursday. The two leaders discussed the current political situation in the country. JI’s Prof Khurshid Ahmed, Dr Muhammad Kamal, Muhammad Aslam Saleemi and Liaqat Baloch were also present. The PTI and JI leadership also called for setting up an interim government involving all the stakeholders for ensuring free and transparent elections. They demanded that the names of the people killed in drone attacks and military operations should be disclosed so that the facts could be known. They also called for the implementation of the Supreme Court directives in regard to the missing persons. After the meeting, Imran Khan told reporters the two parties had decided to foil all conspiracies against the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court. He said plunderers had ganged up in the name of democracy and wanted to demolish the constitution and constitutional institutions. Mr Khan said Raja Pervez Ashraf had been elected as prime minister only to protect Zardari’s corruption. He said the PTI would not have an election alliance with any party present in the assembly. He said the armed forces should have no role in the formation of the government. REFERENCE: Independence of judiciary PTI, JI to wage joint struggle

Imran Khan and Munawar Hassan media talk in Lahore 28th June 2012

July 8, 2012 Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

July 8, 2012 Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A shot rings out, but the burqa-clad woman sitting on the rocky ground does not respond. The man pointing a rifle at her from a few feet away lets loose another round, but still there is no reaction. He fires a third shot, and finally the woman slumps backwards. But the man fires another shot. And another. And another. Nine shots in all. Around him, dozens of men on a hillside cheer: "God is great!" Video: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer By the CNN Wire Staff July 8, 2012 -- Updated 2157 GMT (0557 HKT)

2007 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday called for a judicial inquiry into the thrashing of Imran Khan on Wednesday at the Punjab University. "We strongly condemn the treatment meted out to Imran Khan when he went to the Punjab University on Wednesday, and demand a judicial inquiry into the sad incident," PTI Media Coordinator Waqar Ahmed said in a statement here. Waqar Raja said that in the present scenario, no section of a society could remain unmoved and indifferent. Moreover, the students' community had always been proactive and played a vital and positive role in the politics of Pakistan in the past too. He made it clear that Imran Khan had not provoked or incited the students to get involved in any unlawful political activity. "The only purpose of Imran Khan going to the University Campus was to hold a peaceful protest against the removal of the Chief Justice of Pakistan and of curbing the fundamental rights of an ordinary citizen of this country under the cover of emergency." Waqar said that while taking serious note of the ugly incident, the leadership of PTI had also protested to Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami and also to the local leadership of Lahore that failed to control the rowdy students of IJT at the time of Imran Khan's arrival in the university. PTI media coordinator regretted that the students' wing of Jamaat-e-Islami had resorted to violence without any provocation, adding his party would now further accelerate its efforts for the independence of judiciary, rule of law, and the supremacy of constitution. REFERENCE: PTI demands judicial inquiry into thrashing of Imran Friday, November 16, 2007 

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2007: LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was arrested by police on Wednesday as he emerged from hiding to mobilise students' support at the Punjab University New Campus against the imposition of emergency. Activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) student wing Islami Jamiat-e-Tulba and PU administration were instrumental in foiling the bid of the cricketer-turned politician to drum up some support for the anti-government protest. Imran, attracting scores of charged students, was whisked away from the campus, manhandled and forcefully detained by the IJT activists inside the building of Centre for High Energy Physics (CHEP), before the PU administration handed him over to the police authorities outside the varsity premises.

Imran had announced to start the movement from the PU after strong assurance of IJT support from his ally (JI) in the All Parties Democratic Movement (APDM) Qazi Hussain Ahmed, chief patron of IJT and the head of JI and MMA. In an eventful day, Imran's sudden appearance galvanised the protesting students into action who started to flock to the politician and chanting slogans of 'Go Musharraf Go'. The procession gained momentum and Imran was lifted onto the shoulders of the students then pushed inside CHEP building by IJT students. IJT varsity head had earlier aired vibes of disapproval regarding Imran's decision to lead a student rally from the PU, stating Imran would not be welcome to the varsity. The protesting students and media flocked to the building in the morning while only some pro-IJT teachers were allowed to enter the premises by the students (IJT members).

The IJT, which had gathered support from other city institutions as well, also fired crackers around the building to disperse the swelling crowd of the students. Some supporters of Imran and students were brutally manhandled by the IJT members besides roughing up the foreign and local journalists who demanded that they should be allowed to talk with Imran. The detention drama dragged on till 12:00 pm, for almost an hour, during which plain clothed security personnel also reached the spot. Later, a PU van (LRC-526) was brought to the entrance gate of the building and Imran was bundled into the vehicle. The IJT activists made a protective chain around the van to stop journalists from interaction with Imran. Accompanied by two PU professors, Imran was taken to Gate No. 1, amid silent protest of students, where awaiting police team arrested Imran.

JI Information Secretary Amir-ul-Azeem, who appeared at the scene after Imran had been taken away, was brushed aside by IJT activists while chanting slogans against JI leaders including Qazi Hussain Ahmed. The IJT members said they would not allow any politician to damage the atmosphere of the varsity. PU Registrar Naeem Khan said the administration did not invite Imran Khan whereas some professors only facilitated the exit of a person wanted by the state. However, he shied away when asked why JI information secretary Ameer-ur-Azeem, who is also wanted by the police, was not handed over. It merits a mention that the PU administration renounced any link with the IJT and JI but acting Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Arif Butt was an office-bearer of the IJT. Though IJT claims being an independent body, its patron-ship by the JI is well known, as the IJT serves as a breeding ground of future political leaders of the JI.

Present Vice head of JI, Liaqat Baloch and many others, held the rank of PU IJT head during their student life. Sources within the JI disclosed that IJT had received specific instructions by the JI command to roughen up the PTI leader, for publicly denouncing Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of JUI, a coalition partner in the religious conglomeration of MMA. Despite open assurance of support, Qazi Hussain Ahmed and IJT members, are wary of Imran's popularity within the youth and were afraid that IJT's hegemony as the sole power in PU might be at stake after Imran's rally on Wednesday. The MMA has been severely criticized in the past for supporting the regime by underhand deals with the government besides remaining in coalition government in Balochistan with the ruling PML.

Agencies add: Talking to AFP, Imran said "I came to the university to lead a rally of students against the dictator Musharraf and his illegal actions." "I have achieved my purpose. I have started the student movement." Police said Imran would be charged under anti-terrorism laws. "He will be charged under the anti-terrorism act," Lahore police chief Malik Mohammad Iqbal said. "Through his speeches he has been inciting people to pick up arms, he has been calling for civil disobedience, he was spreading hatred," Iqbal said. Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami condemned the arrest of Imran Khan. In a joint statement, Secretary General Syed Munawar Hassan, JI Naib Amir Liaqat Baloch, former president PU student union Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, Deputy Secretary General, Punjab Farid Ahmad Paracha and JI leader Ameer ul Azeem said it was an attempt to quell the struggle. Showing solidarity with Imran Khan, the JI leaders expressed their resolve to fight against anti-democratic elements in the country. Meanwhile, taking notice of the incident in which some university's students misbehaved with Imran Khan, JI Chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad constituted a committee to probe the matter. REFERENCE Jamiat shoves Imran into police hands Khalid Khattak & Zubair Azam Thursday, November 15, 2007

BBC November 2007: Imran Khan's Arrest in Punjab University Courtesy Jamat-e-Islami - 2

2007: Lawyers have condemned the role of Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT) in the arrest of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and termed it a worst example of hypocrisy. In this regard, LHCBA ex-president Ahmad Awais flayed the role of IJT and said the incident clearly implied that IJT had joined hands with agencies. Students adore Imran Khan, as he is a peace loving and law-abiding citizen, he added. Ahmad Awais stated Imran khan was booked under 7-ATA since, as per Gen Musharraf’s definition of terrorism, all political and human rights activists struggling for the rule of law and restoration of Constitution are terrorists. He termed Jamaat-e-Islami statement calling IJT’s act as a black stain on the face of JI, as a futile exercise to dispel that notion that they party is a B team of the government. LBA secretary Shamimur Rehman said IJT has played a very dirty role to please the dictator. He added IJT has deceived the most sincere politician of Pakistan and this act is intolerable. Meanwhile, Justice (r) Wajihuddin Ahmad has said that the way adopted by the IJT activists regarding the arrest of Imran Khan proved a deep fissure between the opposition parties. While talking to The News, he said that the current political scenario would not allow the government to keep Imran Khan behind bars as according to her will. He said that the role of IJT activists should be condemned as they had manhandled a high profile political leader of the country. REFERENCE: ‘A worst example of hypocrisy’ Thursday, November 15, 2007

GEO TV November 2007: Imran Khan's Arrest in Punjab University Courtesy Jamat-e-Islami - 3

2007: LAHORE: THE Islami Jamiat Talba - the student wing of the Jamat-e-Islami - has always been in the forefront, staged big demonstrations and even smashed public property on the call of JI in the past. IJT activists, however, have tried to show that they are an independent union and not run by the JI after they manhandled Imran and later handed him over to police who had been searching for the PTI chief for many days. IJT activists have always been in the forefront on every important occasion in the history of JI be it when Qazi Hussain Ahmed gave the slogan of “Zalmoo Qazi aa Raha Haa” or when the JI attempted to sabotage the visit of former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to Lahore. During Kargil operation, the JI leadership called on the IJT to start agitation and its student wing performed well in showing its muscle.

The IJT was also very active during February 14 riots on The Mall to protest the publication of blasphemous caricatures. They were also very conspicuous when they came out on roads to show unity with deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussain when he was hanged. A similar response was seen when US launched attacks on Afghanistan. In the case of Lal Masjid and imposition of emergency in the country, however, the IJT response was not similar to its earlier efforts. But whether the IJT can really distance itself from the JI after it has thrashed the legendary Pakistani cricketer is not something it can easily sell to people. REFERENCE: Fish of the same kettle Thursday, November 15, 2007 Jawwad Rizvi

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2007: LAHORE: JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI Chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed is responsible for the arrest of Pakistan Tehirk-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan from Punjab University, stated PTI Central Secretary General Air Marshal (R) Shahid while addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Shahid said Qazi Hussain Ahmed had given personal assurances that Imran would be accorded a welcome by the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) in PU for the planned protest rally of students. He said the JI head had clearly told Imran that there would be no disturbance by the IJT members during the rally and had specially asked Imran to let the IJT members join the planned protest. Shahid said the PTI was against the participation of IJT in the student rally but, on repeatedly being told of IJT’s cooperation, the PTI had given the go-ahead to Mr. Qazi. He said, being the head of JI and IJT, Qazi Hussain Ahmed should accept the responsibility for the incident, as two special aides Amir-ur-Azeem and Hafiz Salman Butt had been dispatched along Imran to ensure smooth participation of IJT in the rally. He said the IJT had planned the whole episode under the instructions of their patrons so that demonstration could not take place and, on the same time, Imran could be arrested. He said this move was aimed at creating rift in the opposition parties which are on the verge of uniting at one point agenda against the current regime. Shahid said PTI condemned the IJT activism while stating the APDM leaders should take notice of the situation. He said PTI is in contact with the opposition members and due strategy is being evolved. REFERENCE: Qazi held responsible Thursday, November 15, 2007

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2007: LAHORE: THE JI leadership should be taken to task for the adventures of its student wing, stated PML-N leaders while condemning the maltreatment and subsequent arrest of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan from Punjab University while the JI has hoodwinked Imran at a very crucial time. Senior Vice President PML-N Syed Zafar Ali Shah, reacting strongly to the maltreatment of Imran Khan by IJT, said the entire Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) is responsible for this shameful incident. He said not the IJT but JI Ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmed is behind this incident and the MMA must be penalized for this act, as its leaders are serving as touts of Musharraf in the APDM camp. Zafar Ali Shah further said MMA is only serving the agenda of Musharraf government and this incident of deceiving Imran is nothing but a revenge taken by the MMA leadership regarding Imran’s distrust in Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman.

General Secretary PML-N Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said “I strongly condemn it and this has been done with a person who always felt proud to be a companion of these people in the struggle for the restoration of democracy.” He said the leadership of JI shouldn’t neglect the issue and take notice of this ‘planned strategy’ which can cause dissention in t he APDM camp. Chairman PML-N Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, expressing displeasure over the New Campus incident, said this is certainly a quite regretful incident which should have not taken place. He said Imran went there with a positive purpose to strive against dictatorship but what happened afterwards is awful. He said the reason behind that could be lack of coordination but added that it should have been avoided.

“I don’t know where these people stand who have committed this shameful act,” said the PML-N General Secretary who himself is under house arrest after the imposition of emergency. He said that, at this hour, such incident can lead to severe mutual disharmony and persons behind the act should be exposed impartially. Secretary Information PML-N Ahsen Iqbal also expressed his displeasure over the incident of manhandling with Imran and said that JI leadership should take strict action against the happening. REFERENCE: JI hoodwinks Imran Thursday, November 15, 2007

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2007: LAHORE: The organizers of the anti-emergency movements at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and the FAST-National University and different student organizations have condemned Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) for conniving to arrest PTI chief Imran Khan and called its move an attempt to sabotage the students’ struggle against the suspension of Constitution. Talking to The News, a spokesman of the FAST-NU anti-emergency movement, Aileee, (a fictitious name), said: “We condemn as treacherous the connivance of the IJT in disrupting the peaceful demonstration of the non-IJT students and other concerned citizens and their shocking role in roughing up, virtually kidnapping and eventually helping in the arrest of PTI chief Imran Khan and some of his aides.” A spokesman of the LUMS movement, Raheel (a fictitious name) said student protesters in LUMS were disturbed by the turn of events at the Punjab University on Wednesday. “We do not think that the way some people at the campus behaved is worthy of educated university students,” he added. He said: “We, the members of the LUMS students’ movement, condemn unwarranted and illegal arrest of Mr Imran Khan and express disappointment at the role the IJT played.” “We also appeal to all other students in Pakistan to avoid resorting to uncivilised conduct, such as using brute force to intimidate perceived rivals and burning tires, smashing windows or damaging public property,” he said. The President of the Anjuman-e-Talaba Islam (ATI) Dr Azhar Mahmood said the students wing of the JI had proved that it (IJT) was a party of hypocrites like their elders. He said the plotted arrest of Khan by Jamiat was a commendable act, adding it was an effort to sabotage the students’ struggle against the declaration of emergency and suspension of judiciary in the country. He said: “The Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmad is doing in Pakistan what the Jewish lobby does in the US.” The JI is the mother organization of the IJT. Dr Azhar told The News from Islamabad that the ATI had invited PTI chief Imran Khan to lead the students rally at International Islamic University (IIU) some days ago but the plan was foiled by Jamiat activists. “Imran is a national hero and the IJT has betrayed the whole nation by helping in his arrest,” he added. A student leader of the Imamia Students Organization (ISO) Farhan Mehdi said Jamiat activists by manhandling Imran Khan and plotting his arrest at PU had in fact strengthened dictatorship in the country just for its own survival. REFERENCE: Imran’s arrest Thursday, November 15, 2007

For example, after the 9/11, the former JI Amir Qazi Hussain Ahmad stated that al-Qaeda was a figment of the Americans’ imagination. On the contrary, the then JI Secretary General Syed Munawar Hassan, the current chief of the party, said that al-Qaeda leaders were our brethren (Nawa-i-Waqt, October 13, 2002). Commenting on these statements, Prof. Ahmad said: ‘There is no contradiction between the two. The Muslims in al-Qaeda are our brethren. They should be punished if they are criminals!’ He sounded mightily reluctant to hold Al-Qaeda responsible for 9/11. He even refused to give any credence to Gulbadeen Hikmatyar’s statement that Al-Qaeda was responsible for 9/11. (It may be added here that Hikmatyar is Jamaat-i-Islami’s favorite Afghan leader.) Instead, he finds “dozens of scholarly books” casting doubt on the official version more credible. REFERENCE: The Muslims in al-Qaeda are our brethren, says the top Jamaat-i-Islami ideologue Prof. Khurshid Ahmad Dec 16th, 2010 By Shakil Chaudhary and Mohammad Shehzad

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He justified the two-nation theory saying, the Hindus and the Muslims coexisted peacefully only under the Muslim rule and such an existence was otherwise impossible. ‘The colonial rule divided the Hindus and the Muslims…that resulted in the 1947 riots!’ He admitted that during the last 15-20 years, the Pakistani society had become increasingly intolerant. He conceded that the blasphemy laws were being misused, but he did not favor amending them. ‘The punishment for blasphemy is death – in Christianity, the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Quran and the precepts of the Holy Prophet Mohammad.’ The blasphemy does not apply to serious academic debate, he said. ‘It applies only to derogatory remarks.’ He dismissed the argument that the Barelvis consider the Deobandis and the Ahl-i-Hadith blasphemers. On the Kashmir jihad, Prof. Ahmad said that the JI has no organizational relationship with the Hizbul Mujahideen. ‘But of course, we do meet and whatever the Hizb is doing, it is its fundamental right.’ The JI India and JI Pakistan have different ideas on certain issues such as Kashmir though the source of inspiration for them was the same. He justified it saying that they became different and independent organization after the partition because the political situation had changed. He said that Israel was an illegitimate country, but did not support the annihilation of the Israeli Jews. In fact, he supported the idea of a single state in which the Jews and the Palestinians live together. He acknowledged that the US and NATO played some positive role in the Balkans, but they allowed the massacre of the Muslims to continue. Their intervention was aimed at preventing the revival of Islamic movements there. REFERENCE: The Muslims in al-Qaeda are our brethren, says the top Jamaat-i-Islami ideologue Prof. Khurshid Ahmad Dec 16th, 2010 By Shakil Chaudhary and Mohammad Shehzad

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Jamat-e-Islami Links with Al-Qaeda

Terror mastermind captured – Terror mastermind captured – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is thought to be the man who masterminded the attacks on 11 September. His capture in Pakistan was seen as a key success in the US fight to counter al-Qaeda. BBC News Online presents key video reports following the arrest. Tuesday, 4 March, 2003, 22:56 GMT  - KARACHI – Under immense pressure from the United States, a slow and gradual operation has begun in Pakistan against the strongest political voice of Islamists and the real mother of international Islamic movements, of which Osama bin Laden’s International Islamic Front is the spoiled child. In a surprise move this week, Pakistan’s federal minister of the interior, Faisal Saleh Hayat, listed a number of incidences in which members of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), the premier fundamentalist party in the country, had been tied to al-Qaeda, and called on it to “explain these links”. “It is a matter of concern that Jamaat-e-Islami, which is a main faction of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal [MMA], has neither dissociated itself from its activists having links with the al-Qaeda network nor condemned their activities,” Faisal said, adding that “one could derive a meaning out of its silence”. The MMA is an alliance of six religious parties that gained unprecedented electoral victories in national elections in 2002. One of its members is the leader of the opposition in the Lower House, while the MMA controls the provincial government in North West Frontier Province. It also forms part of a coalition government in Balochistan province. The MMA has 67 seats in the 342-seat National Assembly, with just under a third of them held by the JI. Asia Times Online predicted that the JI would be targeted (Jihadi’s arrest a small step for Pakistan , Aug 10) and now contacts confirm that moves have already started against associates of the JI in its strongest political constituency, Karachi. The next phase will most likely be in Rawalpindi and southern Punjab. Several close affiliates are believed to have been arrested by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) without charges being laid against them. Pakistan turns on itself By Syed Saleem Shahzad Aug 19, 2004  Khalid: A test for US credibility By Syed Saleem Shahzad Mar 6, 2003  Profile: Al-Qaeda ‘kingpin’ Page last updated at 14:04 GMT, Friday, 13 November 2009 ‘THE MASTERMIND’ For smug KSM, federal court could be perfect arena By Peter Finn Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, November 14, 2009

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ISLAMABAD: One of the top security agencies on Wednesday picked up Raja Ehsan Aziz, a member of Tehrik-e-Islami (TI), for his alleged connections with terrorists who had attacked the Parade Lane Mosque in Rawalpindi and Moon Market in Lahore. Tehrik-e-Islami is a splinter group of the JI. Two female members of the Tehrik have already been taken into custody. Sarwat Wahid, another female member whose son’s car was used in the Parade Lane Mosque attack, is missing. Also her son, Jawad, who was studying in Faisalabad after doing A Level from Beacon House School System, is missing. Aziz, a graduate of Columbia University who also served on senior positions at the Foreign Office, is a retired professor of International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University. His elder son is an Army doctor. Aziz was taken away from his house in G/10-3 on Wednesday evening by sleuths of the Counter-Terrorism Cell, his wife Amira Aziz told The News. Amira, an ex-MNA of Jamaat-e-Islami and now a Shura member of the Tehrik, is a religious scholar and writes columns in an Urdu daily. Aziz’s driver, Phool Zeb from Nowshera, has already been arrested as investigators found a mobile SIM allegedly used for conversation during the attacks on the Parade Lane Mosque and Moon Market, was issued in his name. Likewise, the car used in the mosque attack belonged to Jawad, the son of a Tehrik-e-Islami woman, Sarwat Wahid, a resident of I-8 Sector, Islamabad. Both of them are missing since then. Likewise, Aziz’ son, Omer, a student of Islamic International University, has not returned home for the last five days. JI splinter group leader, females held for links to suicide attackers Friday, December 18, 2009 By Umar Cheema

Jamat e Islami Terrorist Dr. Usman was mastermind of Attack on GHQ
Aziz has been picked up for the second time, his wife said, denying any links of the family with terrorism incidents. “I’m a sworn enemy of America and can pay any price for it but I strongly oppose terrorism within Pakistan,” Amira Aziz told The News. She said the intelligence operatives had been following the women activists of Tehrik-e-Islami for the last six months and harassed them. She alleged that her husband was beaten black and blue when picked up last time and kept in illegal custody for a night. Amira said her son, Omer, a heart patient, was very upset when intelligence guys kept his father in their custody for a night. A female member of Tehrik, Najma Sana, who lives in G-9/1, is already in the agency’s custody for the last 10 days. Sarwat Wahid, after being chased by the intelligence agency, left Islamabad for Karachi where she was again pursued by the police. Her sister and children in Karachi have been arrested to press for recovery of Sarwat who has gone underground there. Sarwat’s son, Jawad, is also missing. Tahira Mumtaz, another female member of the Tehrik, was twice called for investigation over her alleged assistance to Sarwat to flee the capital. Altaf Aziz Khattack, SHO, said he was not aware of any such incident. He asked this correspondent to take up the matter with the R A Bazaar police in whose jurisdiction the mosque was attacked. When contacted, officials of the concerned police station said that they had not arrested Ehsan Aziz, adding the Army was investigating the attack and the matter may be taken up with them. The DG ISPR could not be contacted. REFERENCE: JI splinter group leader, females held for links to suicide attackers Friday, December 18, 2009 By Umar Cheema

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