Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh Police arrested a doctor working at Karachi’s Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital for ‘facilitating and treating’ Deobandi takfiri militants linked with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
CTD SSP Junaid Ahmed Shaikh said that Rehman is a qualified doctor who has remained an ‘active’ worker of the (Deobandi outfit) TTP. He obtained his MBBS degree from a medical university in Bahawalpur, and later specialised in orthopaedics.
He said acting on a tip-off, the police arrested Dr Rehman and Mufti Malik Rizwan while they were collecting donations from a mosque in Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighbourhood. They were generating funds for the banned TTP. “They had received militancy training from Afghanistan.”
“Dr Rehman has remained involved in treating injured terrorists secretly and he was arrested after constant monitoring,” the counter-terrorism force official said.