Lahore, Sep 1 (ANI): No militant belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba or its charity organisation, Jammat-ud-Daawa, has been in included in the Pakistan's top 10 most wanted terrorists list.
JuD chief Hafiz Saeed along with other top LeT commanders has been accused of masterminding the deadly Mumbai terror attacks on November 26, 2008, in which 179 people were killed.
According to well-placed Interior Ministry sources in Islamabad, Pakistan's top ten most wanted terrorists belong to six militant and sectarian organisations linked to al-Qaeda and the Taliban who are still at large and adamant to pursue their Jehadi agenda.
Four of the ten wanted militants are affiliated with the TTP; two belong to the LeJ while one each is associated with the TNSM, the JeM, the HUJI and the LeI.
They include Maulana Fazlullah of the Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM), Hakimullah Mehsud, Qari Hussain Mehsud, Maulvi Faqeer Mohammad and Waliur Rehman of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Matiur Rehman and Qari Zafar of the LeJ, Maulana Ilyas Kashmiri of the Harkatul Jehadul Islami (HUJI), Rashid Rauf of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Mangal Bagh of the Lashkar-e-Islami (LeI).
With Baitullah Mehsud already killed, Maulana Fazlullah has become No.1 most wanted terrorist. Hakimullah Mehsud, a close confidant of Baitullah Mehsud, is the new chief of the TTP ranks No.2 in the most wanted list, The News reported.
Another close aide of Baitullah, Qari Hussain Mehsud ranks No.3. The No.4 in the most wanted list is Ilyas Kashmiri, the chief of the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir chapter of al-Qaeda-linked Jehadi organisation Harkatul Jehadul Islami (HUJI).
At No.5 in the most wanted list is Rashid Rauf, an alleged al-Qaeda linked British national of the Pakistani origin, who is wanted by Pakistani and Britain for being a central figure in an August 2006 plot to blow up some US-bound trans-Atlantic airplanes.
The No.6 most wanted terrorist is Mangal Bagh Afridi, who is the founder of the Lashkar-e-Islam, an Islamic militant group operating in Khyber Agency. Matiur Rehman alais Samad Sial, the chief operational commander of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, ranks No 7.
Maulvi Faqir Mohammed, a member of the Mohmand tribe and the deputy commander of the TTP, ranks No.8 in the most wanted list. Waliur Rehman, the commander of the South Waziristan chapter of the TTP, has emerged as a key Jehadi figure after the death of Baitullah ranks No.9.
The No.10 in most wanted militant is Qari Mohammad Zafar, is largely believed to be the acting Ameer of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi who runs a suicide bombing squad in Pakistan. (ANI)