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Terrorists arrested for planning to attack parliament: Malik

01 April, 2012

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik Saturday said some of terrorists, who wanted to attack Parliament has been arrested.

Talking to reporters after presiding over a meeting here, he said the arrested terrorists belonged to Miranshah, North Waziristan Agency and an employee of the Foreign Affairs Ministry had also been arrested for extending assistance to the terrorists.

Appreciating the performance of Federal Capital Police, Malik said more incentives and plots would be given to the police martyrs as the government was paying special focus on the welfare of police.

Replying to a question, he said foreign hand was involved in disrupting the law and order situation in the commercial hub of Karachi with the aim to destabilise the country.

He said it was the responsibility of all political parties to work jointly for maintaining peace in Karachi, adding suggestions given by the MQM and the ANP for improving security situation in the city would be taken into consideration.

The minister directed the Islamabad IGP to further beef up security of the capital and take steps to ensure safety of the citizens. He also ordered the IGP to take necessary measures to check car thefts. The IGP informed the meeting that two car-lifting gangs had been busted due to which car theft incidents had considerably reduced.

The interior minister also directed the IGP to establish anti-corruption wing. He also issued the directive that SHOs be transferred keeping in view crime rate, including car theft, murders and robberies or public complaints.

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