Bombers may target Imran's rally: Pak intelligence
Pakistani intelligence agencies have warned that suicide bombers may target cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan during a rally in Islamabad on Sunday.world Updated: Nov 29, 2014 22:40 IST
Pakistani intelligence agencies have warned that suicide bombers may target cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan during a rally in Islamabad on Sunday.
According to an intelligence report submitted to the federal government, three banned organisations - Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jundallah and Jamaatul Ahrar - have plans to target Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Khan's rally.
"These organisations have prepared suicide bombers who may target Imran Khan and the PTI rally in Islamabad. The suicide bombers may also target the PTI caravan in Lahore leaving for the Islamabad rally," the report said.
The interior ministry has asked Khan to take extra security measures for himself during the rally. The ministry has also called on both the police and the rangers to deal with the PTI workers in case of violence as well as for the security of the rally.
Khan said the Nawaz Sharif government would not be allowed to function after November 30 if an investigation into alleged massive rigging in the 2013 elections was not launched.
"If Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif thinks he will run the government without auditing the 2013 election, he is mistaken," he said.
Khan had launched a two-month protest campaign in August demanding that Sharif resign.
First Published: Nov 29, 2014 22:07 IST