NACTA receives 12 terrorism threat alerts regarding top leaders: Sources

NACTA receives 12 terrorism threat alerts regarding top leaders: Sources
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ISLAMABAD: The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) director told the Senate Standing Committee on Interior that terrorists could target several top leaders of various political parties during the election campaigns.

National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Director Obaid Farooq said, “We have received as many as 12 threat alerts which are about the leadership of political parties, including the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and six personalities that can be targeted during the elections.”

The NACTA director also said, “In the past, a threat alert was sent that the Peshawar Army Public School (APS) could be attacked and after four months it happened.”

“Similarly, some other alerts were issued, but precautionary measures could not be taken,” he added.

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