RAWALPINDI: A terror alert was issued in Rawalpindi on Tuesday after intelligence report warned that there was a possibility of a massive attack in the city within 48 hours, sources told this reporter.
The sources said that the intelligence agencies have warned law enforcement agencies against potential terrorists strikes in Rawalpindi in the next 48 hours. They further said that intelligence reports have stated that a terrorist group is expected to launch a massive terrorist attack at Rawalpindi within two days. It is feared that groups linked to defunct outfit organisations have devised a plan to carry out terror strikes in parts of Rawalpindi after Islamabad. Law enforcement agencies have been directed to remain alerted for safeguarding high-ranking security officials and beef up the security of the whole city. This warning came a day after the attack on Islamabad Kacheri at F8 Sector of capital city.
Best medical care being provided to attack victims: Best medical care is being provided to the injured persons of district court attack at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). Talking to media persons, PIMS spokesman Dr Altaf Hussain said that the victims of attack received bullet injuries at upper part of their bodies. He said that Judge Rafaqat Awan also received bullet injuries besides other who killed in the incident. He said a team of senior doctors are looking after the injured persons.
Besides other, Managing Director, Pakistan-Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) Barrister Abid Waheed Sheikh also visited PIMS on Tuesday to enquire about the health of the injured persons of district court attack. He enquired about the well being of the injured persons and prayed for the quick recovery of the under-treatment in the hospital.
Court attack: enquiry committee to begin probe today: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi said on Tuesday that a two-member enquiry committee headed by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui would start its probe into the attack at the district courts from Wednesday (today).
The enquiry committee has issued notices to the top officials of law enforcement agencies and sought a report in this regard. Chief Justice Kasi said the committee has also summoned the presidents of high court and district bar associations for assistance. He was talking to media after visiting the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to enquire about the health of the lawyers who had been injured in the terrorist attack at the district court. The committee would submit its report along with its recommendations after the completion of the enquiry for further action in accordance with law, said Imran Sikandri, focal person of committee. app
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