Pakistan Arrests Prominent Al-Qaeda Financier


Islambad: Pakistani authorities have arrested an al-Qaeda financier who has been on a UN sanctions list since 2012, police said on Monday.

Abdur Rehman Sindhi was detained during a raid by intelligence agencies in the southern port city of Karachi last week, said police officer Muqaddas Haider.

He added that a joint team of police and intelligence agents was questioning the suspect on the role he might have played in militant attacks in Pakistan in recent years. Sindhi appeared before a court which allowed the police to interrogate him for two weeks.

Haider said he did not have any evidence so far that the suspect was linked to the 2002 killing of American reporter Daniel Pearl.

Much of al-Qaeda’s senior leadership fled to Pakistan following the 2001 US-led invasion of neighboring Afghanistan.