Investigation into Musharraf attacks completed, says Faisal
ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat said on Friday that law enforcement agencies had completed their investigation into the suicide attempt on President Pervez Musharraf’s life and the suspects had been identified, but he declined to give their names because of investigation constraints.
Talking to journalists on the Islamabad Highway after inaugurating a bridge, he said the accused were living in Pakistan and could be linked to the terrorist organisations.
Regarding a ban imposed on the Al Hermain organisation by the US, Mr Hayat said Islamabad had not yet received any proposal from Washington to close the organisation’s offices in Pakistan.
The minister said Al Hermain was not a charity organisation and could have been involved in illegal activities. He said law enforcement agencies had been ordered to launch a vigorous campaign against banned religious organisations and destroy sanctuaries of their members.
The minister said that none of the charity welfare organisations operating in Pakistan had been banned “but those promoting extremism in the name of charity organisations cannot be allowed to work”. The interior minister refused further comment on the dentition of nuclear scientists and said he had already given the official version.
He said various government departments owed more than Rs 6 billion to the Capital Development Authority (CDA). He said talks were continuing with various departments and he had taken up the matter with the prime minister. Mr Hayat said Islamabad Highway would have three lanes. He ordered the completion of the bridges on the road in three months.
Earlier, the minister inaugurated the Lehtrar Bridge, which will help between Islamabad and Central Punjab. CDA Chairman Kamran Lashari and other senior officials were present on the occasion.
Agencies add: The interior minister said Pakistan would not allow any extremist group to indulge in illegal activities in the country. He said Pakistan had never banned any charity or relief organisation working within the ambit of the law.
Mr Hayat said that the implementation of a security plan for Islamabad had begun and would be completed next month. “Under the revised security plan, 80 security cameras would be installed on various check points in the federal capital,” the minister said. The number of security cameras was 40 earlier.
Mr Hayat said the cameras would help the administration control traffic and in security-related affairs.
The minister claimed getting some important information from debriefings of nuclear scientists but declined to share these findings.