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March 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Pakistan's military government arrested more than 20 top opposition figures, capping a three-day crackdown in which about 1,600 activists were rounded up, opposition leaders said. Leaders of the Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy were arrested by police as they came out of a meeting to discuss a political rally planned for Friday in Lahore, a provincial capital.
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December 12, 2009 | By Bob Drogin and Sebastian Rotella
The bungalow-turned-mosque has no sign out front. It sits behind a Firestone tire store and across from a busy Dunkin' Donuts in a working-class neighborhood in suburban Virginia. Members of the mosque struggled Friday to understand how and why five well-liked members of its youth group went to Pakistan and were arrested on suspicion of seeking to join terrorist groups. "Those are our children," Essam Tellawi, the imam, said in an emotional sermon to about 30 worshipers after noontime prayers at the ICNA Center -- which is affiliated with the Islamic Circle of North America.
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NEWS
August 16, 1998 | From Associated Press
U.S. investigators are heading to Pakistan to question a man who was reported to have confessed to bombing two American embassies in East Africa, U.S. authorities said Saturday. Meanwhile, a guard at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, identified a photograph shown to him by the FBI as someone he had seen at the bombing, a U.S. official said.
WORLD
December 9, 2009 | By Josh Meyer
Five young students who recently vanished from the Washington, D.C., area have been arrested in Pakistan, authorities confirmed Wednesday, raising fears that they are part of a recent wave of U.S.-based Muslims traveling to South Asia and other extremist hot spots to engage in terrorist activities. Authorities did not release the names of those arrested but said they were all men, U.S. citizens in their late teens or early 20s. One of them left behind a video -- still being analyzed by authorities -- that shows American casualties, officials said.
NEWS
October 19, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The arrests of three dozen military men, including two generals, with suspected ties to Islamic fundamentalists have sent shivers through Pakistan, highlighting the instability and malaise that confront Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Government officials are being tight-lipped about what the arrested soldiers allegedly did or planned. Well-placed sources said they were plotting to stage a fundamentalist coup.
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October 12, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pakistani opposition's ambitious aim was to "jam" the nation's economy and force Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto from office. By the time Tuesday's strike ended, 11 people were reported dead and both sides were claiming victory. The truth seemed somewhere in the middle.
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November 4, 1993 | Reuters
Police arrested Murtaza Bhutto, 39, the wanted younger brother of Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, when he arrived in Karachi by air Wednesday after 16 years of self-imposed exile. He is wanted in Pakistan on charges of leading an underground group accused of bombings in several cities and of hijacking a Pakistani airliner to Afghanistan and Syria in 1981 in which one man was killed. He has been living as a state guest in Syria for several years.
NEWS
December 19, 1989
Authorities said Monday that they have arrested an Arab engineer on charges of involvement in the planting of a bomb on a Saudi jetliner last month.
NEWS
November 18, 1999 | DEXTER FILKINS and SYED TALAT HUSSAIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The country's new military leaders launched a sweeping attack Wednesday on rampant corruption, arresting more than 20 of Pakistan's wealthiest and most powerful people and vowing to round up hundreds more. Soldiers raided the palatial homes of business and political elites across Pakistan, carried off suspected offenders in broad daylight and named two former prime ministers--Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto--as suspects.
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March 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
Police in the eastern city of Lahore rounded up dozens of leaders of the country's main opposition party to block a rally Saturday demanding the ouster of Pakistan's military ruler. Tensions soared in the city near the border with India, as police erected barbed wire barricades and blocked all main roads leading to Mochi Gate garden, a massive park where the rally was scheduled to be held. Thousands were expected to attend, but police stopped the rally from taking place.
WORLD
September 12, 2009 | Alex Rodriguez
The voice of Taliban militants in the Swat Valley has been arrested along with four other Taliban leaders in the region they once controlled, Pakistani military officials said Friday. Muslim Khan is said to be the highest-ranking Swat Taliban commander arrested since the government began its offensive earlier this year to retake the Swat Valley from the Islamist militant group. The Taliban spokesman and the other Taliban leaders were arrested Sept. 3 during a search operation in the suburbs of Mingora, said Pakistan army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas.
WORLD
December 9, 2008 | Laura King, King is a Times staff writer.
Pakistani officials offered contradictory statements Monday as to whether an accused mastermind of the Mumbai attacks was among those arrested when Pakistani troops swooped down a day earlier on an alleged militant camp.
WORLD
July 21, 2005 | John Daniszewski and Mubashir Zaidi, Special to The Times
A Briton of Indian descent who reportedly had telephone contacts with the four London transit system bombers just before the attacks has been apprehended in Pakistan, an official said Wednesday, as Britain moved to close its doors to extremist preachers and deport a prominent pro-Al Qaeda cleric.
WORLD
May 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
More than two dozen people were detained Saturday after taking part in a foot race that included women, defying a ban that was issued after Muslim hard-liners attacked participants in a similar mixed event last month. Asma Jehangir, the former chief of Pakistan's human rights commission, a woman, and about 30 other participants were detained at the race, police official Waqar Abbasi said. The event was canceled.
WORLD
June 14, 2004 | Shamim ur-Rahman, Special to The Times
Authorities said they arrested 10 Al Qaeda suspects Sunday, including a nephew of alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and accused them of carrying out a series of terrorist attacks. A $1-million reward had been offered for the capture of Masoob Aroochi, Mohammed's nephew, Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat told a hurriedly called news conference that was broadcast on state-run TV. "It is a major breakthrough," he said. "We have made a big dent in the Al Qaeda network."
NEWS
March 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
Police in the eastern city of Lahore rounded up dozens of leaders of the country's main opposition party to block a rally Saturday demanding the ouster of Pakistan's military ruler. Tensions soared in the city near the border with India, as police erected barbed wire barricades and blocked all main roads leading to Mochi Gate garden, a massive park where the rally was scheduled to be held. Thousands were expected to attend, but police stopped the rally from taking place.
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April 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Leading politicians fled into hiding as Pakistan's military rulers arrested hundreds in a second major clampdown in a month, opposition sources said. Police and security forces launched raids to stop the 16-party Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy, or ARD, from holding a rally May 1 in Karachi, the opposition said. A rally planned for the central city of Lahore in March was blocked after security forces detained thousands of activists.
NEWS
August 17, 1998 | ROBIN WRIGHT and STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Pakistani official here said Sunday that an "Arab national" has confessed to being involved in the bombings of the U.S. embassies in this capital and in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and has been turned over to Kenyan authorities. Fearing a possible violent public reaction against Pakistan's cooperation with the U.S. in the case, Americans gathered at the embassy in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, on Sunday to await instructions about a possible evacuation.
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February 13, 2002 | GEOFFREY MOHAN and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The top suspect in the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has been captured and has told police that the correspondent is alive. The arrest of Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh on Tuesday in the eastern city of Lahore came after Sheikh returned to a family member's home, where authorities who were monitoring his telephone calls lay in wait. "We were on a stakeout Tuesday morning," said Javed Noor, deputy inspector general of police in Lahore.
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January 15, 2002 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Security forces have detained hundreds of members of militant Islamic groups over the last two days that neighboring India accuses of launching terrorist attacks in Kashmir, Interior Ministry officials said Monday. Pakistani authorities also closed and sealed offices belonging to the groups in many areas of the country as part of an effort to halt armed forays into the Indian-held part of Kashmir. Those attacks, plus an assault Dec.
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