Police register FIR against appearance of ‘IS flag’ on Islamabad outskirts – Pakistan


The Islamabad police on Monday registered a primary investigation report (FIR) concerning the looks of a flag supposedly belonging to the self-styled militant Islamic State (IS) group on the outskirts of the capital.

The FIR, which incorporates clause 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, has been registered on the Khanna Police Station.

Regulation enforcement companies swung into motion on September 24 after the flag, noticed on a bridge close to Iqbal City in Khanna police precincts, triggered a debate on social and digital media over whether or not it belonged to the IS or not.

Taking discover of the rumours, Inside Minister Ahsan Iqbal, earlier than leaving for a visit to China, had requested the Islamabad inspector basic of police (IGP) to look into the matter and submit a report.

Khanna Police Station Home Officer Abdul Sattar had earlier instructed Daybreak that the flag didn’t belong to IS.

The flag got here to the eye of authorities after a had citizen reported it to police. A workforce from Khanna police had reached the spot and eliminated the flag.

Investigators weren’t in a position to decide who had hoisted the flag and when questioned, the citizen who gave police the preliminary info stated that he noticed the flag whereas passing by the world and assumed that it belonged to the terrorist organisation, because it was just like IS flags he had seen in tv stories.

The flag, which was black in color, bore the message “The caliphate is coming”, together with names of Allah, the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and the primary Kalma.

“After receiving details about the flag, we eliminated it instantly, however regardless of our greatest efforts, it couldn’t be confirmed whether or not the flag belongs to a celebration or a gaggle. It might be mischief or a prank,” the Khanna SHO had stated. “The IGP has referred to as a late evening assembly to debate the difficulty and a report will likely be submitted to the minister for inside.”

“It will also be an try to see whether or not our regulation enforcement and intelligence companies are able to fixing such circumstances, whether or not they can hint the culprits or not. We can even examine if we will get any assist from the Secure Metropolis Challenge,” a police official had stated whereas impressing that the matter shouldn’t be ignored.

The final time such flags had been noticed close to the federal capital was in Nov 2014, when numerous flags had been seen on electrical energy poles close to the highly-secured Pakistan Ordnance Factories at Wah.

Three years have handed, however the Punjab Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) has been unable to establish who positioned these flags.

A senior Rawalpindi police officer had instructed Daybreak that following the invention of the suspect flag in Islamabad, police had intensified search operations within the garrison metropolis and had been taking all potential measures to avert something that might disturb the peace.

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