Pak announces reward for information on terrorists
Last Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 19:10
Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday announced a reward of Rs 1 crore to anyone who provides information on would-be suicide bombers and their handlers or any facility where suicide vests are made, a day after foiling an attempt to attack the Parliament.

"If any suicide bomber or any handler or any place where suicide jackets are made comes to your notice, we will give a reward of Rs 1 crore to persons who provide such information," Interior Minister Rehman Malik said while interacting with journalists at the headquarters of the Federal Investigation Agency.

If any persons providing such information faced a threat to their lives, the government would change their identity and relocate them to any part of Pakistan of their choice and give them employment, he said.

"If they feel they are facing a serious threat, we can even change their identity and send them abroad," Malik said.

Malik made the announcement a day after police arrested two terrorists in Islamabad with suicide jackets and weapons.

The Interior Minister said the arrested terrorists were tasked to carry out suicide attacks on parliament, key government buildings and a mosque.

"We have broken the back of the Taliban and they are on the run," he said.

The desperate militants were engaging in terrorist activities against innocent people in mosques, shrines and public places, he said.

Malik expressed the government’s resolve to wipe out the Taliban from the country.


First Published: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 19:10

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