Pakistan and Interpol have foiled a plan to attack 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, it was revealed Thursday.
Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik, addressing a joint press conference with Interpol Secretary General Ronald Nobel, revealed that terror bid during World Cup 2011 has been thwarted.
He said that Taliban tried to enter India and that some people were arrested but none of them was Pakistani national. Elaborating further, the Minister said that a man traveled to Maldives from southern Karachi port city of Pakistan, adding that he has been arrested.
He said that during interrogation the arrested man had revealed plans to conduct terrorism in Sri Lanka during cricket world cup matches.
Pakistan shared intelligence information with Interpol to foil terrorism bid, said the Minister.
The Interpol Secretary General appreciated Pakistan’s strong role in global war against terrorism and said Pakistan was among the best countries that were cooperating with Interpol.
He also confirmed the arrest of a person in connection with alleged terror plot to target the World Cup 2011 but declined to share further details.
The 10th 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup is being played in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. It is Bangladesh’s first time co-hosting a World Cup.