Karachi police arrest Ansarul Shariah’s chief in Pakistan


Karachi, Sept0 6 (TNS): Karachi police have arrested Ansarul Shariah’s country chief during an operation carried out in the metropolis, local media quoting official reported.

Reports added that more than six suspected terrorists were also arrested in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) conducted by security forces and intelligence agencies.

Reports further said that the suspected terrorists used to communicate through a mobile apps and also had recorded all terrorist activities carried out in the metropolis.

Those arrested are said to be previously affiliated with Daesh, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and al-Qaeda.

Security sources also claimed to have recovered weapons, videos and literature from the arrested individuals.

Sources further added that one of the arrested individual was a graduate of a British university and the group comprised of highly educated militants.

The organisation had 10 to 12 militants with in its ranks, sources further added.

The latest act of terrorism claimed by the group was an attempt on the life of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan as he left after offering Eid-ul-Azha prayers.

Police are searching for the suspected mastermind of the Eid-day attack on Khawaja Izharul Hassan, the opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly.

Police said that banned outfit Ansarul Shariah’s commander, Sarosh Siddiqui, who escaped a police raid on Monday, is the mastermind of the attack and a student of Karachi University.

Police are conducting raids across the city to nab Siddiqui, who is on the run. Sources said several persons have been arrested in the raids, including an MSc student.