A plot to kill Pakistan’s prime minister, foreign minister and senior police, army and government officials has been foiled, authorities said today.
Police said the plot was discovered during the interrogation of seven militants who were arrested late yesterday.
The men were held after police tried to stop their car near a village in central Pakistan and the militants opened fire. Nobody was killed in the ensuing shoot-out.
The men are believed to have been part of a group behind last year’s attack on the main Pakistani spy agency in the central city of Multan that killed 12 people.
It is not known how close the men were to attacking prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.