PAF denies officials' links to terror groups

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Karachi, June 26 (ANI): The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has rebuked media reports that said at least 57 of its officials were arrested on charges of having links with various militant groups, saying none of its employees have been arrested in the past five years.

A statement issued by the PAF said that after 2003, when some PAF personnel were arrested in connection with the assassination attempt on the life of then President General Pervez Musharraf, none of its officials have been taken into custody, The Daily Times reports.

Earlier, it was reported that as many as 57 PAF employees were arrested on the charges of having links with extremists and involvement in anti-state activities.

It was also revealed that out of the 57 arrested officials, 26 had to face court martial and awarded 3 to 17 years imprisonment, and six others were awarded capital punishment during Musharraf's regime.

When enquired about the issue, the Pakistan Air Force spokesman Air Commodore Humayun Waqar said that the arrests were made two years ago, and it was in accordance with the law.(ANI)

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