Multan-The town narrowly escaped a big blow from the terrorists as a team of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) caught five suspected terrorists along with explosives and arms from a bus stand here in the New Multan police precincts on Monday.

The team recovered two alive hand grenades, 1,250 grams of explosives, detonators, arms and other items used for committing explosions. The explosives were defused by Bomb Disposal Squad while the arrested terrorists were shifted to an unidentified place for interrogation.

The CTD sources disclosed that the team conducted a sudden raid on a tip-off from a source that some terrorists were present at New Khan Bus Stand and they were going to hit the town. “The terrorists were about to disperse and commit explosions in the town when the team caught them. They are now being quizzed,” added the CTD sources.

The sources informed that the arrested terrorists allegedly belong to banned outfit TTP Pakistan and they were going to operate under the umbrella of Al-Qaeda.

PTI chief likely to visit tomorrow

PTI Chief Imran Khan is likely to visit Multan on Wednesday (tomorrow) to boost up party workers to participate in Islamabad march. The PTI sources disclosed that Imran Khan will land in Multan at 12:30pm and he will go straight to the District Bar to address the lawyers. After addressing the lawyers, the PTI chief will address a workers convention at 2:00 pm and proceed to Anmol Marriage Club to address the workers from Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s old and current constituencies—-NA148 and NA 150. Later on, he will meet with the ticket holders, district presidents and office bearers from South Punjab in Abbaspur near NLC bypass.