Three members of outlawed group held
LAHORE, Dec 1: The CIA police claim to have arrested three terrorists belonging to a banned militant organisation.
CIA DSP Tariq Kayani told the media on Saturday that the police arrested three terrorists in Lorry Adda when they were planning terror
activities. He said Arshad Ali, Umar Zaib and Amjad were activists of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.
The police recovered seven kilogramme explosive material, four hand-grenades, one Kalashnikov and Rs160,000 in cash besides hate literature from their possession.
“They belonged to the Ghulam Rabbani group of the TTP and wanted to hit targets during Muharram,” DSP Kayani said. He said Lahore CCPO Aslam Tareen on the basis of the intelligence reports directed DIG Investigation Chaudhry Shafiq to trace the terrorists.
CIA SP Umar Virk formed teams of CIA officials who after hectic efforts nabbed the militants. The DSP said the funds recovered from them were to be handed over to their commander, Ghulam Rabbani.
Building collapse: A portion of an old and dilapidated building collapsed in the Lohari Bazaar area on Saturday. However, no casualties were reported.
The residents said they had complained to the authorities concerned to either demolish or repair the building, but to no avail. They said cracks had appeared in several parts of the building due to seepage of sewerage water, adding that Wasa officials had failed to locate the actual problem.