Pakistan issues a new list of over 100 most wanted terrorists

Lahore, Mar 12: Pakistan has come out with a new list of 110 "most wanted terrorists", along with revised head money, belonging to various banned outfits and involved in high-profile attacks and sectarian killings in the country.

The list includes terrorists associated with banned groups like Al-Qaeda, Tahreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Lashkar-e- Jhangvi (LeJ) and involved in attacks on former Pakistani Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Shaukat Aziz and former President General Pervez Musharraf.

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The most wanted terrorists are involved in high-profile attacks including sectarian in different parts of the Punjab province, according to Punjab police.

The police have also revised head money of most of the terrorists. "Matiur Rehman, involved in the attacks on former president General Pervez Musharraf, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and suicide bombing on Sheraton Hotel Karachi, now carries Rs 10 million head money," police said.

"Mansoor alias Choota Ibrahim Hasan and Qari Ehsanul Haq alias Shahid involved in the suicide attack on Musharraf in 2003, in Rawalpindi carry Rs 5 million head money each," police said.

Ikramullah, who belongs to Baitullah Mehsood group of TTP, allegedly involved in assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi in December 2007 carries a head money of Rs 2 million, police said.

A Rs 5 million reward has been announced for providing information leading to arrest of Rana Mohammad Afzal of Maulana Masood Azhar group of the TTP. "He has close links with Al Qaeda's Arab commanders.

He had been carrying out terrorist activities along with Al Qaeda and Taliban militants," police said. Head money of Rs 5 million has been fixed on Qari Abdullah of TTP's Ameer Lashkar-i-Khurasan group for masterminding an attack on the ISI office in Multan district of Punjab, police said.

 "The list has been circulated to all police stations of Punjab and other law enforcement agencies for their arrest," police added.

Pakistan has stepped up its fight against militancy after the Peshawar school massacre in December last year in which 150 people, mostly children, were killed by Taliban militants.


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