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`Radical` Pak brigadier planned to bomb GHQ: Rpt

Brig Ali Khan was arrested last year on suspicion of having contacts with the Hizb-ut-Tahrir.



Islamabad: A Pakistan Army brigadier,
currently facing court martial for alleged links with the
banned Hizb-ut-Tahrir, had conspired with an air force pilot
to bomb the General Headquarters with a F-16 jet during a
conference of top commanders.

Brig Ali Khan was arrested last year on suspicion of
having contacts with the Hizb-ut-Tahrir.

He has been accused of trying to stage a rebellion
against the government and planning an attack on the General
Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

His family has denied the charges.
Major Suhail Akbar, a prosecution witness, said in his
statement that Khan and some members of Hizb-ut-Tahrir had
told him that an F-16 combat jet would be used to target the
army`s headquarters during a conference of corps or formation
commanders.

Akbar said in his written statement to a military
court that a F-16 pilot at a military airbase near Rawalpindi
was persuaded to carry out the attack.

Akbar further said Khan also had plans to target an
"American-controlled airbase" in Pakistan and installations of
the Blackwater security company with an F-16, BBC Urdu
reported.

Akbar admitted that he had been meeting Hizb-ut-Tahrir
members for seven years. He claimed Khan was present at a
meeting of Hizb-ut-Tahrir members in July 2010.

"I knew for the first time in the same meeting that the
Hizb-ut-Tahrir members and Brigadier Ali want to topple the
political government and dislodge the military leadership and
to take over the country," Akbar said in his statement.

PTI

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