Attackers are Pakistani nationals, says Rehman Malik

April 6th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Apr 6 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister’s Interior Affairs Adviser Rehman Malik has said the attackers are Pakistani nationals and that they have not come from outside.

He said a suicide bomber is not under any compulsion to carry out attacks. “They are sold for money,” he added.

Rehman Malik said the family of a suicide bomber gets Rs500, 000 for blowing himself up. He hoped to flush out the terrorists out of the country.

Malik also said that a high level meeting would be held to review security situation in the country.

Meanwhile, Interior Ministry, following the suicide attack on Chakwal Imambargah, has issued orders to security forces in Islamabad and Rawalpindi to be high alert for 24 hours till further orders and to provide additional security for mosques, imambargahs, worship places and religious congregations.

Directives have been given to police and law-enforcing agencies in a circular, received by Rawalpindi regional police officer and Islamabad police.

They have been asked to ensure checking of vehicles and suspect persons on the interior and exterior routes and monitor through security cameras at important places, buildings, roundabouts, bus stands, airports, railway stations while give additional security during the hours of worship in mosques, imambargahs and other worship places. (ANI)

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