Police bunged a possible attack on 23 March Parade

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 02 March 2015 09:14

ISLAMABAD: A Terrorist attack aimed to strike Pakistan Day parade on 23 March has been foiled by the Police in the federal capital on Sunday, Media reported.

Two suspected terrorists are arrested during recent raids who confessed to planning an attack, Police sources confirmed.

They said the men were arrested from Ghouri Town in connection with the attack on the Qasar-e-Sakina Imambargah which occurred on February 19.

Sources said a large cache of weapons was also seized from the arrested men as they confessed to planning an attack during their interrogation. .

Earlier in February, it was announced that a joint military parade of Pakistan's armed forces would take place on Pakistan Day after a gap of seven years.

The decision to resume the military parade appeared to be a manifestation of the military's show of strength in the wake of the shocking attack on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar last year, which left 150 people dead, including 132 schoolchildren.

The last military parade took place on March 23, 2008 during the tenure of Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf as a civilian president.

Recently it was revealed that 41 seminaries were to remain closed in Islamabad during the March 23 military parade for security reasons.

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