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Pakistan Arrests Prominent Al-Qaida Financier

Much of al-Qaida\'s senior leadership fled to Pakistan following the 2001 US-led invasion of neighboring Afghanistan.

Published: 25th April 2016 10:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2016 10:32 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities have arrested an al-Qaida financier who has been on a UN sanctions list since 2012, police said today.

Abdur Rehman Sindhi was detained during a raid by intelligence agencies in the southern port city of Karachi last week, said police officer Muqaddas Haider.

He said a joint team of police and intelligence agents was questioning the suspect on what role he might have played in militant attacks in Pakistan in recent years.

Sindhi appeared before a court which allowed the police to interrogate him for two weeks, the police official said.

He said he didn't have any evidence so far that the suspect was linked to the US reporter Daniel Pearl's 2002 killing.

Much of al-Qaida's senior leadership fled to Pakistan following the 2001 US-led invasion of neighboring Afghanistan.



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