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Pak authorities arrest terrorist fleeing to Saudi at Peshawar airport

Pakistani authorities on Friday arrested a terrorist wanted for alleged acts of terror and sabotage as he was trying to board a Saudi-bound plane at the airport here, officials said.

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Peshawar Published on: May 24, 2019 19:16 IST
Peshawar airport

Peshawar airport

Pakistani authorities on Friday arrested a terrorist wanted for alleged acts of terror and sabotage as he was trying to board a Saudi-bound plane at the airport here, officials said.

Maulvi Nabi, whose name was already on the exit control list, was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) authorities at the at Bacha Khan International Airport while he was trying to escape from the country.

Nabi, a resident of Orakzai district of erstwhile FATA, was wanted by the Counter Terrorism Department, according to the officials. 

He was allegedly involved in a number of acts of terror and sabotage. 

"Maulvi was trying to escape the country for Saudi Arabia when arrested. He was later shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation," officials said.

 

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