Threat alert issued for Peshawar ahead of PDM rally: sources.

ISLAMABAD -- The National Counter TerrorismAuthority (NACTA) warned that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Taliban (TTP) could target the country's political leadership in the PDM's Sunday rally in Peshawar. According to sources, the NACTA has issued a threat alert that the PDM rally can be targetted by the TTP through a suicide bomber or IED blast at the jalsagah or adjoining areas. The alert was issued after a call of the TTP was traced by the intelligence agencies. The political leadership has been informed about the threat alert, sources privy to the development said and added that security of the jalsagah has been tightened. The participants of the public rally have been directed to park their vehicles some 1.5km

away from the jalsahgah. Only political leaders would be allowed to enter the jalsagah with their vehicles. Furthermore, the ring road has been closed from Charsadda to the motorway, while shops and the CNG stations on...

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