57 PAF men arrested for having contacts with terrorists

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Leave a Comment

57 men of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) ranging from Chief technicians to senior officers were arrested over their contact with terrorists and involvement in anti state activities.
According to media reports the arrests were made during last 1 and half to two years after inquiry process.

Sources further told that 6 officials were sentenced to death including Khalid Mehmood, Senior Technician Karam Din, Technician Nawazish, Niaz and Nasrullah while 24 were arrested and dismissed for opposing policies of the than President Musharraf and government policies.

The PAF men who were found involved in having contacts with terrorists were given strict punishments and vigorous imprisonment. According to the channel 26 PAF men were court martial for their involvement in terrorism.

According to reports, the arrested were working in airbases included Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra, Minhas Airbase, Sargodha Airbase, Lahore Airbase, Faisal Airbase and Mianwali Airbase. Sources further told that Chief Technicians were among in the arrested staff in a great number.

Senior Tech Liaqat Ali whose service tenure was 17 years 15 days and commissioned at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra was sentenced to one year Vigorous imprisonment and jailed for 2 years.

Jahangir Khan Working as Senior Tech in Air base Lahore whose service was11 years 3 month was imprisoned for 2 years.

Senior tech Mohd Idrees arrested from Air Base Sargodha whose service tenure was 11 years and 3 months was imprisoned for four months and sentence to Vigorous imprisonment for 5 years.

These arrested officials had contacts with Baitullah Mehsud and other banned outfits of the country.

Spokesperson of PAF Air Commodore Humayun Waqar while talking to Online said that that action was taken according to law and arrests were made in Musharraf's time. He said no new arrests have been made adding that several cases have already been decided.