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Ansarul Shariah militants wanted to discredit police: Rangers

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers on Sunday said that the recently emerged militant group Ansarul Shariah Pakistan (ASP) has lost its competence in carrying out a terror plot in the city after the last night encounter in which eight of its militants were killed. Addressing a press conference here, Colonel Faisal Arif briefed the media about the raid. “Most of the militants associated with Ansarul Shariah have been killed, four of them are still at large,” the Rangers official informed. The paramilitary troops and CTD…

Noose tightened around Ansarul Shariah, says DG Rangers giving details of investigation

KARACHI: Security agencies have tightened the noose around the terrorist group Ansarul Shariah which was alleged to be involved in assassination bid of Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izharul Hassan in Karachi, said Director General Rangers Sindh Major General Muhammad Saeed on Saturday. In an exclusive interview with ARY News, he gave profound details of all the developments made so far to bust the terrorist group. He said eight terrorists of the Karachi-based group, that consists of 10 to 12 members, were…

Three suspected Ansarul Shariah operatives arrested in Tando Adam

KARACHI: Three more suspects have been detained by Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) on suspicion of having links with newly emerged militant group Ansarul Shariah during raids in Tando Adam Khan city of Sindh. The raids were carried on the information garnered during an interrogation of Professor Mushtaq, who was arrested from Quetta in an intelligence based operation, sources said. However, the identification of the suspects could not be established. In a separate raid, the intelligence agencies apprehended another…

No presence of terrorist wing at KU, clarifies VC

KARACHI: As Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have intensified their crackdown against varsity-based militant group Ansarul Shariah, Vice Chancellor University of Karachi (UoK) Dr Mohammad Ajmal Khan on Friday clarified that there is no presence of a terrorist wing at the varsity. Addressing a press conference, Dr Khan said that the varsity has not reached a decision with regard to sharing student data with security agencies. “We have come to know about data sharing through media; no security agency has approached us,”…

Ansarul Shariah Pakistan’s mode of operation during terror activities revealed!

As most of the proscribed organisation's top men are under arrest, investigators are revealing how the feared terror group Ansarul Shariah Pakistan used to commit their terror-related activities. According to sources within the law enforcement agencies, the group's modus operandi was the same during many of its terror activities including the attack on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan which led to their arrest. The group, which according to its chief Abdullah Hashmi, comprises 12 to 15 boys and…

LEAs arrest another Ansarul Shariah suspect from Multan

KARACHI: In another major breakthrough, intelligence agencies on Thursday morning arrested another suspected terrorist affiliating with Ansarul Shariah Pakistan during a raid in Multan city, sources said. The suspect has been identified as Talha Ansari who allegedly had taken shelter in Multan after fleeing from Karachi to evade arrest. According to informed sources, many other accomplices of the suspect have already been detained in a weeks-long crackdown against Ansarul Shariah. Ansarul Shariah – a militant group…

‘Teachers’ of Ansarul Shariah members arrested in Balochistan

QUETTA: Security forces on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two Ansarul Shariah men in two separate raids in Quetta city and Pishin district of Balochistan province, sources told ARY News. According to ARY News correspondent Shahid Rind, the two men, namely Professor Mushtaq and Mufti Habib, were arrested from the province during intelligence based operations. The duo are said to be teachers of Ansarul Shariah members arrested from Karachi. Professor Mushtaq reportedly taught at Karachi University while Mufti…

Ansarul Shariah head Abdullah Hashmi arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: In an intelligence based operation, security forces have arrested Ansarul Shariah Pakistan Chief Dr. Abdullah Hashmi from a house in Karachi, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The raid, conducted with the help of intelligence agencies, in Karachi's Gulzar-e-Hijri area was successful as the group's chief Abdullah Hashmi was taken into custody. According to ARY News correspondent Shah Nawaz Shah, Hashmi is only 28 years old and also remained a student of Karachi University. Abdullah Hashmi also served as the…