Rawalpindi - Baltistania Imambargah, Mohalla Angat Pura, has been threatened of terrorist attack through a letter.

The letter carrying message of one Mullah Umar was dropped at a house adjacent to the Imambargah on October 10, 2016, informed sources and police yesterday. A case has been lodged against the culprit under section 9-ATA with Police Station Banni on complaint of Malik Matloob, the house owner.

According to sources and police, Malik Matloob, resident of street number 9, house number P/1003, Mohalla Angat Pura, lodged a written complaint with police station Banni about the letter. He said that he was entering his house after offering Fajr prayer in Imambargah Baltistania when he spotted an envelope at his doorstep. He said he found threats in the letter hurled by one Mullah Umar. The letter said that Imambargah Baltistania will be attacked on 9th or 10th Muharram, he told police.

SSP (Operations) Irfan Tariq, when contacted, confirmed that a threatening letter was dropped at a house adjacent to Imambargah Baltistania. Police have registered a case and begun probe, he said.

He said it might be possible that some troublemaker had dropped this letter to create panic. However, he said, police are interrogating this case from all angles to reach the real culprit. “Though we are clueless about the culprit so far yet we have beefed up security around the Imambargah to avoid any untoward incident,” said Tariq.

Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians chief Asif Ali Zardari yesterday said that the underlying message of Yaum-e-Ashur is to “resist tyranny, oppression and falsehood at all costs, at all times and under all circumstances.”

In a message, he said while the Muslims pay homage to Imam Hussain (AS) and the martyrs of Karbala “we also pledge to resist tyranny, oppression, injustice and falsehood at all times.”

“Today Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) shines gloriously beaconing us to emulate his great example in fighting injustice and oppression,” he said.

The former President said the Satanic forces of tyranny and falsehood had reared their heads in the form of militants and so called jihadi outfits who have wrought havoc on this country behind the façade of ideology. “The commemoration of Yaum-e-Ashur today demands that we summon our collective strengths and energies to exterminate these evil forces from our midst,” he said.

The former President also asked the people to rise above sectarianism and forge unity among their ranks. “The need for harmony and tolerance has never been as great as it is today,” he said.