|Four Pak Army Majors Detained for Militant Group Links|
ISPR (Inter-Services Public Relation) today confirmed the detention of four more Pak army personnel for their alleged links with Brigadier Ali Khan and ‘Hizbul Tahrir’, which calls for creating a pan-Islamic caliphate system by ousting, what it says, is the pro-American government in the country.
Hizbul Tahrir is banned in Pakistan, like some other countries, by former President Pervez Musharraf but amazingly the organization enjoys a legal status and active in Western countries, such as the United States and Britain. It apparently advocates non-violence, but some fear its extremist ideology can provoke its followers to embrace militancy.
Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Athar Abbas said, “Yes, four army majors are being questioned for their links with Hizbul Tahrir.” However, he would not say when the four were taken into custody and where were they posted.
According to sources inside military the four majors detained were not working at General Headquarters (GHQ) like Brigadier Ali Khan; but it is suspected that these four personnel may be involved in any bigger plot.
However, Major General Athar Abbas refused to comment on it saying more revelations at this stage might compromise the investigations. “It is premature to draw any such conclusion,” he added.