February 17, 2017

Handler of Lahore suicide bomber arrested

LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department has apprehended the alleged facilitator of Lahore suicide bomber, said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Addressing a press conference here Friday, Shahbaz Sharif said, “We have apprehended the hander of Lahore suicide bomber, Anwar-ul-Haq.”

During the presser, a video in which Anwar, hander of the suicide bomber, confessed the crime was also presented.

The Punjab government had announced a Rs1 million award for information leading to his arrest.

At least 13 persons lost their lives and 80 others were injured in a deadly suicide blast outside the Punjab Assembly February 13. DIG City Traffic Police Capt (retd) Ahmad Mobin Zaidi and Acting DIG (Operations) Zahid Gondal were among the six police officials martyred in the attack.

The Chief Minister said the hander of Lahore suicide bomber hails from Bajaur Agency, adding that a network of terrorists having sanctuaries in Afghanistan is involved in terrorism in Pakistan.

He further said that the government would support the decision to extend the tenure of military courts.


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