Over a dozen Pakistani army officers were taken into custody for their links with Hizbul Tehrir. The investigations conducted revealed that the leadership of the banned group had actually marked Pakistan as a base from which it wanted to spread Islamic rule across the world.
The group recruits members from different fields of society, urban, educated and professional segments to spread its influence in the military ranks. Hizbul Tehrir has managed to maintain its presence in Pakistan despite being banned following the July 7, 2007 London subway suicide bombings, conducted by four British nationals of Pakistani origin who were indoctrinated by extremists belonging to militant groups like Al-Mohajiroun and Hizbul Tehrir.
The Pakistani intelligence spies who monitored the HuT activities believe that the group might be working in tandem with al-Qaeda under the garb of pan-Islamism.
35 members of Hizbul Tehrir were arrested in June 2009 from a house in Islamabad that was used to plan a coup plot to overthrow the government and replace it by Caliphate, as envisaged by the group"s founder Umar Bakri.
Despite having been banned in Pakistan after all these developments, the HuT members can be seen at key mosques on Fridays in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi, distributing controversial literature propagating the revival of the Caliphate.