The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Lahore filed a terrorism-related case against a suspect connected to the killing of two intelligence agency officials in Khanewal.
However, two terrorist outfits i.e. banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Khorasan claimed responsibility for the attack.
TTP spokesman Mohammad Khorasani said, “Yesterday, a secret squad of TTP killed ISI Deputy Director Multan Naveed Sadiq along with his colleague Inspector Nasir Butt at Bismillah Highway in Khanewal district of Punjab.”
According to FIR, at a roadside hotel on the National Highway close to Pirowal in the Khanewal district, inspector Nasir Abbas and director of Inter-Services Intelligence Multan Naveed Sadiq met the killer.
After this, the killer identified as Umar Khan pulled out a gun in the parking lot and shot the officers, and fled from the scene.
According to reports, the suspect attacked as instructed by Asadullah, the commander of his gang.
As per media reports, the intelligence officers were working on terrorism-related cases and meeting a source from the banned Al Qaeda and militant Islamic State group.
Parvez Elahi, the chief minister of Punjab, Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum, the director general of the ISI, Amir Zulfiqar Khan, and other civil and military officials later attended Mr. Sadiq’s burial prayer in Lahore.