LeJ leader Malik Ishaq detained in Rahim Yar Khan jail

MULTAN / BAHALWALPUR: Top leader of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Malik Ishaq was detained for one month on Friday.

Ishaq was earlier detained in his house, however since the Quetta bombing that killed 89 people on February 16, the police have  detained him in the Rahim Yar Khan district jail.

Those killed in the attack mostly included members of the Hazara Shia community. The LeJ claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Before being detained, Ishaq held a press conference and declared the Quetta bombing a government failure.

Denying any role in the terror attack, Ishaq said every time the Shia community is attacked, LeJ is wrongly blamed.

Four FIRs were registered against the LeJ leader during the last three months alone in the district of Khanewal.

Earlier this week another senior LeJ leader Ghulam Rasool was detained in Gujranwala by local policy.

Both these detentions have come in the aftermath of the Quetta bombings, particularly after demands for military operations in the province were publicly made.

Last week, Interior Minister Rehman Malik requested the Punjab government to act decisively against the LeJ so that terrorist attacks on Pakistan’s Shia minorities could be prevented in the future.

Courtesy : Tribune

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