Plan to attack parliament foiled: Rehman Malik

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday said the police foiled a terrorist plan to attack the parliament in Islamabad.

Talking to DawnNews he said the police recovered a suicide jacket from a remote cave in the Margalla Hills and terrorists had intended to use it to target the parliament.

He disclosed that one suspect had been arrested in connection with the explosives-laden jacket.

Rehman Malik declined to comment on reports regarding Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud being killed in a drone strike on Thursday.

He said all foreigners will have to be registered from now on and anyone found violating that law will be dealt with strictly.

On the Karachi Ashura attack the interior minister said it was a remote-controlled blast carried out by the Laskhkar-i-Jhangavi.

He said security in all major cities, including Peshawar and Lahore, had been beefed up by installing hi-tech scanners and surveillance gadgets along the main roads. — DawnNews

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