Anti CPEC terrorist network busted by CTD: Sources

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Anti CPEC terrorist network busted by CTD: Sources

KARACAHI - In a new development the Sindh Police Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has busted a network of terrorist tasked to sabotage the CPEC Project in Pakistan.

CTD claimed to have arrested two terrorists involved in attack on Chinese citizens in Sukkur.

“Fayaz Husain and Liaquat Ali, who belong to Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) were arrested by the CTD from Garden's Dhobi Ghat area,” said CTD District Inspector General Saqib Ismail Memon. “Explosive material and literature of the banned outfit have been recovered from their possession,” Memon added.

In initial interrogation, the two men “confessed” to their involvement in a remote control bomb attack on Chinese engineers' vehicle in Sukkur in December 2016 in which the engineers remained unhurt. The Chinese were working on a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project there.

"One of the two mens' accomplice, Nasrullah Jamali, had earlier been arrested by the Sindh CTD.

According to Inspector General CTD Dr Sanaullah Abbasi, Husain told his interrogators that he was running a shop in his village and used to buy food from Khairpur where he met with Raja Bhanbhro, who inspired him to join JSMM.

Regarding their motive for the attack on the Chinese nationals, the arrested suspect told CTD investigators they wanted to trigger fear among the foreigners in order to desist them from working on CPEC project.

"The men said that they also wanted to make the JSMM presence felt by creating fear among the people," said CTD Sindh chief.

The suspects also told the police that there were at least 10 members of JSMM who wanted to create hindrances for CPEC-related projects.