Hizbut Tahrir ties: Brigadier Ali, 3 other officers found guilty

ISLAMABAD: Brigadier Ali Khan and three other military officers, who were court-martialed due to their alleged ties with banned militant outfit Hizbut Tahrir (HuT), were found guilty and will be imprisoned, Express News reported on Friday.

According to an ISPR statement announcing the final verdict, Brigadier Ali Khan will be imprisoned for five years, Major Sohail Akbar for three years, Major Jawwad Bashir for two years and Major Inayat Aziz for 18 months.

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“Hizb-ut-Tahrir’s ultimate goal is a global caliphate — an Islamic political and religious domain — across the entire Muslim world, and Pakistani researchers suggest that it has targeted Pakistan as a potential starting point. Several weeks before Brigadier Khan’s arrest last year, Pakistani intelligence warned the government that the movement was planning an Arab Spring-style uprising.”