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Incidents and Statements involving Lashkar-e-Jhangvi: 2014

SL. No.



Nature of incident


January 21

Khusak / Kanak / Mastung / Balochistan

At least 24 Shia pilgrims returning from Iran were killed and 40 others were injured in a bomb attack targeting their bus in the Khusak area of Kanak in Mastung District. LeJ claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Violent (Killing)
February 3

North Karachi / Karachi / Sindh

The Anti-Terrorist Wing of CID arrested LeJ militant, identified as Nadeem Iqbal, from North Karachi Town of Karachi in Sindh.

Violent (killing)

March 20 Lahore / Punjab

A Lahore High Court division bench headed by Justice Shahid Hameed Dar granted bail to Malik Ishaq, the leader of LeJ, in two cases where he is accused of delivering provocative speeches. The division bench granted the bail subject to furnishing two bail bonds of PKR 200,000 each. Ishaq's counsel said such FIRs were registered on applications of aggrieved parties, but in this case the Police registered FIRs on its own to victimise him over his religious views. He said Ishaq was detained in April 2013 under the Maintenance of Public Order and arrested in June under these FIRs. He asked the court to grant him bail.

Bail grant
April 1


The PPP called upon the Punjab Government to take action against '150 sleeper cells' of the LeJ in the Province. Fawad Chaudhry, the media adviser of PPP Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the party had taken serious notice of a threatening letter sent by the LeJ to Bilawal Bhutto. Ali Sufian who claimed to be a 'spokesperson' of LeJ threatened in the letter that his group would kill the Bilawal for his hostile stance against militants.

April 18 Lahore / Punjab

CCPO Chaudhry Shafiq on April 18 said that Police have arrested six LeJ suspects, including the mastermind behind the March 28, 2014, attack on Express News anchorperson Raza Rumirom in Lahore District.

Non-violent (Arrest)
April 25 Chaudhry Khalique-uz-Zaman Road / Gizri / Karachi / Sindh

A bomb explosion took place on the Chaudhry Khalique-uz-Zaman Road in Gizri area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, leaving six persons, including a woman, dead and 30 others injured. Police said the explosion was caused by an IED and suspected the involvement of LeJ. Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Iqbal Mehmood, said that the bomb blast took place in a rickshaw and the intended target seemed to be a bus of worshippers coming from an Imambargah.

Violent (Killing)
May 29

Rawalpindi / Punjab

Rawalpindi ATC acquitted LeJ 'chief' Malik Ishaq in three cases relating to terrorism. Judge Rana Masood Akhtar issued acquittal orders for Ishaq in the cases, saying the evidence against Ishaq was not sufficient for further proceedings. The case had been registered against Ishaq at Police Stations in Hazro town of Attock District and Talagang town of Chakwal District in Punjab and he was also previously arrested over charges relating hate-speech and inciting violence.

Non-violent (case acquittal)

August 27

Hari Mor / Prova / Dera Ismail Khan / KP

A senior militant commander, Waleed Akbar, associated with TTP and the LeJ was killed and one of his accomplices injured during a Police encounter in the Hari Mor area of Prova tehsil in Dera Ismail Khan District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Violent (killing)
September 16

SITE Town / Karachi / Sindh

CID arrested five LeJ militants during raid in the SITE Town of Karachi in Sindh. The CID also recovered weapons from their possession.

Non-violent (Arrest)
November 2

Kanwari Colony / Manghopir / Karachi / Sindh

The personnel of AEC of the CID, Sindh, foiled a terror bid and arrested five cadres of the banned LeJ including a bomber in Kanwari Colony of Manghopir area in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh.

Non-violent (Arrest)
December 17

Rawalpindi / Punjab

The ATC Rawalpindi acquitted LeJ chief Malik Ishaq from three cases of terrorism for want of evidence. Ishaq was facing three charges under separate FIRs registered under sections 9 and 11 of the ATA (which deal with whipping up sectarian hatred) and section 16 of the Maintenance of Public Order.

Non-violent (Acquittal)
December 18

Sindh / Pakistan

At least six convicts whose black warrants have been issued after the rejection of their mercy petitions by the President will be executed any time. The six prisoners on death row in terrorism cases are militants belonging to LeJ, Ataullah alias Qasim and Mohammad Azam alias Shareef Bahram Khan, Shafqat Hussain, Jalal Morejo and Abdul Razzaq Chauhan who had been convicted of assault and murder, according to IG for prisons Nusrat Mangan. In all, the IG prisons said, there were 457 inmates on death row across Sindh.

Non-violent (Mercy plea rejected)
December 18


LeJ said it stood alongside the military in response to the attack. "We strongly condemn the attacks on schoolchildren in Peshawar and believe that there is no religious, ethical or any other social reason for this cruel act," said Ghulam Rasool Shah, a deputy for Malik Ishaq, leader of LeJ. "We stand with the Pakistan army and political leadership in this critical situation."

Non-violent (condemn)
December 19

Punjab / Pakistan

An ATC issued black warrants for two LeJ militants, identified as Attaullah alias Qasim and Mohammad Azam alias Sharif, who had been given death sentence by an ATC in July 2004 for killing Dr Ali Raza Peerani on sectarian grounds in June 2001 in the Soldier Bazaar area of Jamshed Town in Karachi, provincial capital of Sindh.

Violent (hanged)
15 December 22 Punjab / Pakistan

A three-member review board of the Lahore High Court (LHC) dismissed the Provincial Government's application seeking an extension of LeJ leader Malik Ishaq's detention. Ishaq has been detained for the past six months. The Home Department detained him on July 4, 2014 under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) law for inciting violence through hate speech.

16 December 24 Rahim Yar Khan / Punjab / Pakistan

A Special Court remanded LeJ leader Malik Ishaq in judicial custody for two weeks in a murder and terrorism case lodged with Airport Police Station in Rahim Yar Khan District on the complaint of one Husain Abbas on October 14, 2014 over the sectarian killing of his son Allah Ditta. Ishaq was produced before Special Magistrate Ghulam Mujtaba Baloch in a murder and terrorism case. The case was lodged under Pakistan Protection Act 2014.

17 December 29

Ittehad Town / Baldia Town / Karachi / Sindh

Five LeJ militants were arrested from Ittehad Town in Baldia Town of Karachi in Sindh in a raid conducted by CID Anti-Terrorism Cell.

Non-violent (Arrest)





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