CTD arrests mastermind of the Johar Town Lahore from Balochistan

CTD arrests mastermind of the Johar Town Lahore from Balochistan

QUETTA – The Counter-Terrorism Department officials say they have apprehended the mastermind of the blast outside the house of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed during an operation conducted in Balochistan.

At least three people were killed while more than a dozen suffered injuries after a powerful blast near the residence of Hafiz Saeed in July 2021.

Inspector General CTD and DIG Operations Punjab confirmed the development during a presser, saying the mastermind of the terror incident, Sami-ul-Haq, and his facilitator Uzair Akbar were detained from Kundi Checkpost, Quetta.

They were returning to Pakistan after crossing the border when the security officials nabbed them. Cash and laptops were also recovered from their possession.

Samiul Haq, who belonged to a banned outfit, is told to be the brain behind the blast while Uzair Akbar provided logistical support for the attack.

Earlier, several terrorists including Ziaullah, Eid Gul, Paul David, Ayesha, and Sajjad were arrested in connection with the Johar Town blast. The then-Information minister and National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf claimed that India sponsored the terrorism act in Pakistan.

Earlier this month, the key target of the Lahore blast and founder of JuD Hafiz Saeed was sentenced for 31 years in prison earlier this month.