Pakistan

LAHORE – The girl arrested following a law enforcement agencies raid in Lahore on Friday night has been identified as MBBS student, who went missing from Hyderabad two months ago.


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According to police sources, the arrested ‘female militant’ identified as Noreen Leghari, a student of MBBS second year at Liaquat Medical University, Jamshoro, who had gone missing from Hyderabad on February 10, 2017.

Jabbar Leghari, the father of Noreen Laghari had lodged a missing complaint with Hussainabad police in Hyderabad after her disappearance.

After investigation police and security agencies claimed that she had joined Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) also known as Daesh.

The girl was seen in a CCTV footage leaving for Lahore alone. She later contacted her family through social media telling them she had reached the land of Khilafat.

“Noreen and other arrested militants were arrested from Punjab Society of Lahore during a CTD and security agencies operation on Friday”, the sources added.

During the operation, one of the militants was killed and four security personnel were injured.

This militant group had planned to target Churches and Christian gatherings on Easter. Jabbar Leghari the father of Noreen Laghari, is a professor by profession, and teaching at Dr M A Kazi Institute of Chemistry, University of Sindh.