40 terrorists held in internment centers of FATA | Pakistan Today

40 terrorists held in internment centers of FATA

Beside interment centers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, more than 40 alleged terrorists are locked in interment centers at various areas of the Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA).

Through reliable sources, Pakistan Today has learnt that interment centers in different tribal agencies have been established by the Frontier Corps and armed forces. A few of them – Alizai and Parachanar at Kurram Agency, Ghalanai at Mohmand Agency and Fort Saloop at Khyber Agency – are considered most important as they carry notorious militants from banned groups and factions.

The sources informed that majority of the occupants in these internment centers belong to Mohmand Agency and their strength is around 20, however, terrorists kept in centers of Khyber Agency are about six. Similarly, other militants belong to areas scattered all over the tribal belt. Three belong to Charsada, two are from Peshawar and Dir districts whereas one each belongs to Buner, Haripur and Rawalpindi districts. One of these militants is from Afghanistan.

According to officials, Abdul Wali, son of Arab Khan Afghani, commonly known as Maulvi Omar, is considered top amongst occupants of these interment centers. Maulvi Omar had served banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and he remained the then chief Baitullah Mehsud’s spokesman for two years. He was picked up by tribesmen from a village in Mohmand Agency on August 17, 2009, and later airlifted by secret agencies to an unknown place. Since his arrest for the first time, his presence in one of the interment centers in FATA was confirmed by officials.

The official documents reveal that most of these militants were shifted to the interment centers on August 2012. They were produced before physicians who termed their medical conditions satisfactory.