Islamabad: Police Sunday said they have foiled a terrorist attack that aimed to the strike the Pakistan Day parade on March 23, media reports said.
Police sources said that two suspected terrorists were arrested during recent raids and confessed to planning an attack, Dawn News reported.
They said the men were arrested from Ghouri Town here in connection with the attack on the Qasar-e-Sakina Imambargah which occurred on February 19.
Sources said the arrested men confessed to planning an attack during their interrogation. A large cache of weapons was also seized from their possession.
Earlier in February, it was announced that a joint military parade of Pakistan's armed forces would take place on Pakistan Day after a gap of seven years.
The decision to resume the military parade appeared to be a manifestation of the military's show of strength in the wake of the Pakistani Taliban attack on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar last year, which killed more than 140 children and school staff members.
The last military parade took place on March 23, 2008 during the tenure of Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf as a civilian president.