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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pak intelligence agencies uncover plot to assassinate Zardari

An Attempt to kill Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was foiled as eight plotters were arrested respectively in the country's capital Islamabad and Punjab province, reported local English TV channel Express on Saturday (04-June-2011).
Intelligence officials have arrested eight men believed to have been involved in a plot to assassinate the Pak President.

The arrests were made in Islamabad and Punjab province, Xinhua reported late on Saturday. Senior officials disclosed to the media that the plot involved a 52-member squad.

The reports said the plotters had planned to target Zardari while he visited the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), where his father Hakim Ali Zardari was being treated till his recent death.

There were also reports that the plotters had planned to target Zardari at Nawab Shah in Sindh province.

President Asif Ali Zardari was stopped from visiting PIMS by the law enforcing and intelligence agencies to avoid any disaster, the sources said.

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