Fazl among 20 politicians facing ‘serious threats to life’: minister

Fazl among 20 politicians facing ‘serious threats to life’: minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has disclosed that there are “serious threats to life” to the country’s 20 politicians, including Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, and the government has already issued “high alerts” to all of them.

Talking to reporters after his maiden visit to the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) headquarters on Monday, the minister said all those politicians facing threats had been asked to take steps for their safety.

He said there were four to five politicians, including those belonging to the opposition, who had already survived attacks in recent years.

“These politicians have been issued high alerts. They (the politicians), especially Maulana Fazlur Rehman, have been told to protect themselves,” Mr Ahmed said.

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