Hizb-ut-Tahrir chief, 7 members arrested in separate raids

Dunya News

Qamar had been currently employed as Deputy General Manager (GM) of K-Electric Company.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday arrested the chief of a banned organization Hizb-ut-Tahrir Siham Qamar from Gulshan Iqbal area Karachi while 7 of the same organization’s members were arrested earlier by Anti-Terror force and intelligence agencies from Gulberg area of Lahore in a joint operation. Maps, laptops, banned literature and other material were also discovered with the suspects.

Qamar had been currently employed as Deputy General Manager (GM) of Karachi’s electric supply company K-Electric. The appointment of a member of a banned organization at such a high designation has raised concerns and leaves many questions to be answered.

The suspects arrested from Lahore include Saad ur-Rehman Jigraanvi and his five aides. Banned literature, laptops, CDs and other material was also found with the suspects. Saad ur-Rehman Jigraanvi’s 2 relatives are already under arrest.

Intelligence agencies also arrested a member of a banned outfit from Johar Town area of Lahore. The suspect arrested here, Nadeem, received war training from Afghanistan. Important maps and documents were also found with him.

Speaking on the arrest of the Hizbut Tahrir chief, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Usman Bajwa stated that the arrested head of Hizbut Tahrir has relations with important personalities of numerous organizations including the education department.

Meanwhile the CTD police also arrested two target killers during raids in Gulistan-e-Johar and Eidgah area. SSP Bajwa stated that Munir Ahmed Gopang belongs to the banned organization Sipah-e-Muhammad. He also informed that both target killers were involved in numerous cases of target killing.