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Brigadier detained for suspected links to banned group

June 21, 2011

The senior army officer was posted at the GHQ, the report said. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Authorities detained a serving brigadier suspected for ties with a banned organisation, BBCUrdu said in a report on Tuesday.

The report of the brigadier's detention was confirmed by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), DawnNews quoted BBCUrdu as saying.

The senior army officer Brigadier Ali Khan was posted at the GHQ, the BBCUrdu report said.

Khan, who had been posted at the GHQ for the past two years, was detained on May 6.

ISPR confirms

Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas confirmed that the officer had been arrested, but released no further details on which groups he was alleged to have been in contact with.

“One of the brigadiers who we found having contacts with one of the defunct organisations is under detention,” Abbas told AFP.

“The investigation is on and we follow a zero tolerance policy of any such activity within the army,” he added.