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KARACHI – The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has threatened to abduct Pakistan’s leading social worker, Abdul Sattar Edhi, 85, as leverage for freeing arrested militant suspects, media reported June 15.
Karachi police have provided Edhi round-the-clock protection since June 5, media reported.
Edhi runs the Edhi Foundation, one of the country’s largest charities, which provides hundreds of ambulances and shelters for women, children and the destitute.
Police intercepted a letter containing a hit list that included Edhi and two police officers, Aslam Khan and Rao Anwar, a senior police official said. Edhi vowed to continue his work despite the threats.