Lahore: Police have arrested an alleged Taliban fighter near the private residence of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the capital of central Punjab province, officials said today.
Acting on a tip-off, police yesterday raided a house at Raiwind, where Sharif`s sprawling residence is located, and arrested the terror suspect. He was identified as Sajid Mushtaq.
Officials said weapons, grenades and scores of bullets were found in his possession.
"Mushtaq is a member of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and was tasked to commit terror activities in Lahore," an official said.
The alleged terrorist was moved to an undisclosed location for interrogation.