Lahore, Aug. 23 (ANI): A confidential report has claimed that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning more terrorist activities in Pakistan's five major cities - Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar and Bannu- to generate funds for the purchase of transport, arms and ammunition.
According to the report, the decision was taken at a secret meeting presided by TTP commander Qari Shafiullah Moavia. The TTP plans on kidnapping serving and retired officers and American citizens to collect finances, as well as to negotiate the release of their accomplices in jails or in the custody of intelligence agencies, reports The Express Tribune.
The TTP has also allowed its leaders and activists to rob banks and jewelry shops, in order to gather funds.
The National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the Interior Ministry has forwarded the report to all provincial home departments, provincial police chiefs, provincial heads of other law enforcement agencies, Islamabad chief commissioner and the Islamabad police chief.
The NCMC has directed law enforcement agencies to adopt possible security arrangements and ensure foolproof security to avoid any untoward incident. Furthermore, security has been put on high alert across the country. (ANI)