TTP planning attack on Qadri's rally: Malik
06 January, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) is planning attacks on the rally of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri in Islamabad.
The threat has been revealed in a communication intercept in which the Taliban leaders were heard discussing plans to attack Qadri's rally.
The interior minister said that the intercepted conversation went like this: "We have finalised arrangements for those coming to Islamabad in which some sick people are also present". The minister said that they were taking the threat seriously as the TTP spokesman has also confirmed it.
"We are assessing the threats to decide what kind of measures should be taken, we are trying to track them," Malik said.
The minister said the government would welcome Dr Qadri's rally in Islamabad as he is coming to express his viewpoint, adding that it should be a peaceful event and should not create any kind of inconvenience for the residents of the capital.