'Saudi charity funding pro al-Qaeda terror outfits in Pak'

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Islamabad, Sep. 14 (ANI): A Saudi Arabian charity has funded 15 million dollars to a pro al-Qaeda militant organization to carry out terror attacks in Pakistan, Pakistani police has claimed.

"The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan is likely to strike major cities of the Punjab. The joint plans of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan are to target Shias," The News quoted a report prepared by the Crime Investigation Department, as saying.

According to the report, a major chunk of funds gathered by Al-Haramain Foundation goes to fund terror activities of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.he Al-Haramain Foundation has been banned by the UN Security Council for its links to al-Qaeda.

Hakimullah Mehsud, the successor to slain Pak-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, has vowed to avenge his killing in a US drone attack in August, the CID report says.

"The new Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud and his cousin Qari Hussain Ahmed have strong anti-Shia views and ties with the (banned) Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jaish-e-ohammed," the report pointed out. (ANI)

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