ISLAMABAD: National Crisis Management Cell has issued a ‘threat alert’ to provinces that banned militant groups, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) may jointly carry out terrorist activities, Samaa reported Wednesday.
According to Samaa correspondent, the cell has dispatched a letter (threat alert) to home secretaries of Sindh, Punjab, KPK, Balochistan, provincial police chiefs, IG FC of KPK and Balochistan, and authorities in Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan region.
“LeJ is infuriated over crackdown against its activists. LeJ had approached Al Qaida for help but it expressed its inability to do so citing its preoccupation in other areas like Syria and Iraq. LeJ then contacted TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah who not only provided finances to LeJ but also promised to extend further assistance. Now LeJ-Fazlullah nexus is at work in unleashing the current wave of terrorism in the country,” the letter says.
The letter further said that recent terror attacks are meant to force the government to postpone hanging of jailed terrorist leaders and activists of LeJ and to secure their release or escape.
In the letter, the cell claimed that terrorists are planning to conduct terrorist activities in Punjab, most likely in Lahore.
The cell has advised authorities to beef up security as well as vigilance of state buildings, public places, worship places and religious leaders to thwart the nefarious designs of terrorists. – Samaa