• publish: 17 September 2015
  • time: 8:17 pm
  • category: International
  • No: 1288

Pakistan arrests Top Al-Qaeda financer

Pakistani police announced on Wednesday the arrest of arrested Syed Sheaba Ahmad, a former air force pilot, in Karachi for allegedly helping finance the Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda’s South Asia affiliate.

Pakistani Counterterrorism official Naveed Khawaja said Ahmad was a businessman with two chemical companies in Karachi and Iran who financed militant groups “on a large scale.”

Khawaja has accused Ahmad of providing financial support for the May bus attack on the Ismaili community that killed 50.

Khawaja added that authorities have found “Daesh messages” on Ahmad’s computer and are now investigating his possible links to the Islamic State.

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