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Arrested terrorist reveals Jamiatul Muntazir next target.

LAHORE, July 11 -- One of the terrorists arrested by police last week disclosed that the Jamiatul Muntazir in Model Town is one of his group's main targets. He further revealed that the leaders of his group had finalised to attack the place during an expected visit of Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Sources said law enforcement agencies had arrested a group of terrorists last week. The sources said that during interrogation, one of the terrorists had revealed during interrogation about their future plans and expected targets.

Following the information, the Police Department increased special surveillance in Model Town and also beefed up security arrangements. The sources added that senior police officials immediately issued directions to beef up security arrangements, besides round-the-clock patrolling of the entire area.

Security: Security officials have also deployed more than 250 plainclothesmen of Lahore and Punjab Police Special Branch across the city.

However, Ayaz Saleem, the Model Town superintendent of police, told Daily Times, "In the current scenario, threats through anonymous callers have become a routine." Avoiding a question about a threat to the Jamiatul Muntazir, the SP said he is following the directions issued by his seniors and has beefed up security arrangements in his precincts.

Hit list: Meanwhile, intelligence sources revealed that Data Darbar is once again on the terrorists' hit list. Sources said following the information, the police has taken appropriate security measures to avoid any unpleasant incident. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Khalid Mehmood told Daily Times, "Following special directions by the high-ups, more than 20 specially-trained personnel have been deployed at the Data Darbar complex as well as in adjacent streets."

The DSP added that he has also forwarded a proposal to increase the height of the outer walls of the complex as well as installation of additional security cameras to monitor activities inside and outside the complex.

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Publication:Daily Times (Lahore, Pakistan)
Date:Jul 11, 2010
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