Security forces in the port city of Karachi have uncovered one of the largest networks of terrorists associated with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), arresting 17 terrorists in a successful operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies.
The arrested terrorists, wanted for target killings and extortion crimes, were part of a TTP plan to carry out terrorist activities in Karachi. Prompt action by intelligence agencies thwarted their ambitions and led to the arrest of 17 individuals, including key terrorist commanders.
These TTP terrorists, initially organized as seminar students from Afghanistan under TTP leadership, were involved in various criminal activities in Karachi, including sectarian and ethnic violence, target killings of politicians, and attacks on law enforcement agencies.
In a separate development, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the leader of the JUI-F party, held discussions with Maulvi Abdul Kabir, the Deputy Prime Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, in Kabul. The purpose of the meeting was to address the ties between the two countries.