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Pakistani Army Officer Detained For Militant Links

Authorities have detained a senior officer serving at Pakistani Army headquarters for suspected links with the banned militant group Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said Brigadier Ali Khan was detained recently for suspected links with the group, and added that the army will "follow a zero-tolerance policy of such activities."

Abbas, however, stressed that Khan was not linked to the Taliban.

Hizb ut-Tahrir is an international Islamist organization dedicated to the notion of reviving an Islamic caliphate and unifying Muslim countries under the laws of the religion.

compiled from agency reports