ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Tuesday that suspects had been arrested in connection to the recent acts of terrorism that had taken place in Quetta.
Speaking at the National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar said that some arrests had been made related to the recent Civil Hospital Quetta blast and a few connections had also been identified. Nisar revealed that some fingerprints had been obtained from the scene of the blast however, these belonged to a victim and not the terrorist himself.
Nisar further said that a boy was made out to be a suspect but in reality, he had nothing to do with the attack. He stated that the pictures obtained from the scene of the blast had also not been fruitful in identifying the attacker. Chaudhry Nisar further revealed that the head of the suspect was found but it could not be identified due to the condition it was in and no advancements could be made in the DNA of the suspect as well.
Addressing the Mathew Barret issue, Chaudhry Nisar said that an investigation was being carried out regarding how the American had been issued a visa in 24 hours. Nisar said that Mathew had obtained the visa on account of the negligence of the visa officer.
He further stated that police had arrested Mathew for roaming in a prohibited area. Nisar said that the FIR that was registered against Mathew did not mention anything related to spying.
Talking about the National Action Plan committee, Nisar said that it would ensure implementation on the plan and revealed that it had been decided to convene a meeting of the Chief Ministers in the next couple of days.