Foreigner arrested in connection with Lahore blast
Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have arrested a foreign suspect named Peter Paul David from the Lahore airport as the investigation into Wednesday’s bomb blast in Lahore’s Johar Town continues.
According to media reports, David is said to be the owner of the car used in the blast that killed three people while injuring dozens on Wednesday.
The suspect was taken into custody after being offloaded from Karachi-bound flight and shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
It is being reported that the car was stolen in 2010 from Gujranwala and had been sold to multiple people whose last owner was David.
According to the LEAs, they are also on the lookout for another suspect who drove the car used in Lahore blast and parked it on the targeted location.
Further details about the arrested foreigner have not been shared yet. However, the suspect has a history of travelling Karachi, Lahore and Dubai frequently.
Earlier, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid posted a video message on Twitter on Thursday. The minister claimed Punjab police had made a remarkable success in the investigation of Johar Town blast.
“Pakistan’s enemies could not tolerate the economic and political stability in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and have started using terror startegies,” Rashid stated.
He further added that they were closed to arresting main culprits involved in the Wednesday’s blast.
It is important to note that the bomb blast had occured near the residence of Jamaatud Dawa head Hafiz Saeed which raised security-related concerns on social media.