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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Four policemen were arrested on Sunday for their negligent behaviour during an attack by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on the central jail in Dera Ismail Khan, DawnNews reported.

According to police sources, investigations revealed that the arrested officials namely Qaisar Khan, Sufaid Khan, Ateequr Rehman and Khan Bahadur were found guilty of negligence during the jailbreak.

Earlier on July 30, Pakistani Taliban insurgents had freed nearly 250 inmates, including 35 ‘high-profile militants’, during a brazen overnight attack on the central jail in Dera Ismail Khan.

Meanwhile, amid threats of possible terrorist attacks, security has been beefed up at the Central Jail Karachi.

Police have been deployed on the streets and the bridge leading from Central Jail to Rashid Minhas road in Karachi has also been closed to traffic.

Comments (13) Closed

irfan Aug 11, 2013 10:11am

What is a "pull "reference to your story on karachi jail.

Abdul Malik Aug 11, 2013 10:34am

What about the IG, DIG, SSP, ASP, SHO? These arrested poor policemen must be of lower ranks. They MUST take the higher officials to task and arrest them too.

Khawar Sajjad Khawaja Aug 11, 2013 11:30am

I suppose these are not from the top of the echelon but from extreme bottom lineup. This is a cruel joke for the people of Pakistan

Ayaz Aug 11, 2013 12:37pm

That is unfair ... it is not the poor police but rather the PTI government that needs to be held accountable. The PTI government has never condemned the Taliban...

vigilant Aug 11, 2013 12:37pm

Just four?? what about dozens who hid in sewers during attack??

Siraj Aug 11, 2013 01:25pm

This is Shameful to say Only four are guilty of Negligence. the Main person who must be negligent is the one who was incharge of the Security of DI Khan Prison. What About Him? Shame on those who say only four were guilty of Negligence. these must be low profile officers most probably contables who are being amde scapr goats for senior officers. Shame on Police dpartment for saying so and Shame on Provincial Govet to accept this.

Mirza Aug 11, 2013 02:00pm

All police personel deployed at the jail should be removed from service for showing cowardice leading to serious security problems for the complete country. Due to extreamly dangerous criminals that got away the crime is nothing less than a conspiracy againt the state or atleast abbetting.

Changed man Aug 11, 2013 02:26pm

This is not our war and we shouldn't be fighting or stopping them. Don't see any negligence there, KPK govt should commend them.

Parvez Aug 11, 2013 04:40pm

The person responsible was blown up years ago in a helicopter accident..............but the seeds he planted were never destroyed and now its a full blown forest. So blaming a few junior policemen is simply eye-wash.

Saim Aug 11, 2013 08:49pm

This is our war They have slaughtered thousands of innocent Pakistanis and Muslims who have nothing to do with them, they have bombed mosques , schools and every other place they have bombed quran in mosques There should be no talking no negotiations simply they should be exterminated No compromise

Enaam E. Hanid Aug 11, 2013 10:21pm

Prisoners free also included 35 high profile cases. Why their cases were not decided promptly and punished. If they were guilty they should have been hanged immediately instead of waiting for some one to come and rescue them?

anon Aug 12, 2013 12:06am

Dude it was a plane not a helicopter :p

A responsible Pakistani Aug 12, 2013 07:28am

What is the name of the Chief of Security in D I Khan Prison, he shall lose his job.

But the problem is bigger than this, the real problem is that many Pakistanis believe that these convicted individuals are Heros who shall be set free so that they can Participate in the Great Jihaaad.

This is the war that every responsible Pakistani shall fight by talking to those who believe in aiding these militants.