The Punjab government released a list of the 110 most wanted terrorists in the province on Wednesday.

Major findings from the list include:

  • Most of those listed are affiliated with local militant organisations including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its many factions, Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ), Tehreek-e-Jaffaria Pakistan (TJP), Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) and Jaish-i-Muhammad (JM). Only 14 individuals had no affiliation.

  • Eight of the terrorists have links to global terrorist organisation Al Qaeda.

  • The most high profile terrorists include those involved in assassination attempts on former prime minister (PM) Shaukat Aziz, former president Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.


Top 20

1

Name: Mati-ur-Rehman

Other name(s): Samad, Ustaad Talha

Head money: Rs10,000,000

Major crime(s): Involved in suicide Attack on then Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz, Civil Lines Karachi bomb blast.

Affiliated with: Sipah-i-Sahaba/Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (SSP/LJ), Jaish-i-Muhammad (JM)


2

Name: Mansoor

Other name(s): Ibrahim, Chotta Ibrahim, Hasaan

Head money: Rs5,000,000

Major crime(s): Involved in suicide Attack on then President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf

Affiliated with: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ), Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)


3

Name: Qari Ehsan ul Haq

Other name(s): Basit, Ustaad Huzaifa

Head money: Rs5,000,000

Major crime(s): Involved in suicide Attack on then President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf

Affiliated with: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ)


4

Name: Rana Muhammad Afzal

Other name(s): Fazal Ullah, Noor Khan

Head money: Rs5,000,000

Major crime(s): Attack on Saddar Kabirwala district, Khanewal, 2005

Affiliated with: Jaish-i-Muhammad (JM) [Masoor Azhar Group], Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)


5

Name: Qari Obaidullah

Other name(s): Qari Imran, Hakeem Nasir, Abdul Rahim, Qari Sahib

Head money: Rs5,000,000

Major crime(s): Various attacks in Mianwali, Multan, DG Khan and Faisalabad

Affiliated with: Ameer Lashkar-i-Khurasan, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)


6

Name: Muhammad Hammad Akbar Khan

Other name(s): Ilyas Moavia

Head money: Rs2,000,000

Major crime(s): Involved in suicide attack on PTS Sargodha/PAF bus Sargodha in 2007

Affiliated with: Jaish-i-Muhammad (JM), Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)


7

Name: Muhammad Tayyab

Other name(s): Baba Ji

Head money: Rs2,000,000

Major crime(s): Involved in suicide attack on PTS Sargodha/PAF bus Sargodha in 2007

Affiliated with: Jaish-i-Muhammad (JM)


8

Name: Faiz Muhammad

Other name(s): Kaskat, Qasim

Head money: Rs2,000,000

Major crime(s): Involved in suicide attack on Benazir Bhutto, Rawalpindi in 2007

Affiliated with: Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), BM


9

Name: Ikram Ullah

Other name(s): None

Head money: Rs2,000,000

Major crime(s): Involved in suicide attack on Benazir Bhutto, Rawalpindi in 2007

Affiliated with: Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), BM


10

Name: Qari Muhammad Yasin

Other name(s): Osama, Aslam, Hakeem, Sangarbar, Ustad Mushtaq, Sabir, Arif Khan

Head money: Rs2,000,000

Major crime(s): Various attacks in Rawalpindi, Attock and Lahore

Affiliated with: Sipah-i-Sahaba/Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (SSP/LJ)


11

Name: Noor-ul-Ameen

Other name(s): Khalid Pathan

Head money: Rs1,000,000

Major crime(s): Attack A-R Bazar, Rawalpindi in 2004

Affiliated with: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ)


12

Name: Abdul Hameed Watto

Other name(s): Watto, Abu Tariq

Head money: Rs1,000,000

Major crime(s): Involved in suicide attack on GPO Chowk and Naval War College Lahore

Affiliated with: Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), BM


13

Name: Bilal

Other name(s): Abdul Rahim

Head money: Rs1,000,000

Major crime(s): Various attacks in Sargodha

Affiliated with: Jaish-i-Muhammad (JM)


14

Name: Muhammad Zubair

Other name(s): Mugheera, Farooq

Head money: Rs2,500,000

Major crime(s): Involved in ISI Qasim Bela, Multan

Affiliated with: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ)/Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)


15

Name: Muhammad Majid

Other name(s): Abdul Majid

Head money: Rs500,000

Major crime(s): Attack in Rahim Yar Khan

Affiliated with: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ)


16

Name: Abdul Waqar

Other name(s): Waqar Azeem

Head money: Rs200,000

Major crime(s): Two attacks in Vehari

Affiliated with: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ)


17

Name: Ahmed

Other name(s): Shareef, Ayaz Punjabi

Head money: -

Major crime(s): Two attacks on Sakhi Sarwar district, DG Khan

Affiliated with: Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)


18

Name: Zara Ali

Other name(s): Naeemullah

Head money: -

Major crime(s): Two attacks on Sakhi Sarwar district, DG Khan

Affiliated with: Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)


19

Name: Ayub

Other name(s): Saifullah

Head money: -

Major crime(s): Two attacks on Sakhi Sarwar district, DG Khan

Affiliated with: Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)


20

Name: Ijaz Ahmed

Other name(s): None

Head money: -

Major crime(s): Attack on Cantt, Multan

Affiliated with: Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) [Qari Obaidullah Group]


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