ISLAMABAD: The Federal Defense Minister Khwaja Asif has said that the terrorists planned to attack the installations of Pakistan Navy on defense day and challenged the Navy by trying to attack on Navy dockyard on 6th of September. The Pakistan Navy soldiers fought with manhood and foiled the attempt of the terrorists while a Navy officer was martyred in the attack.
While briefing concerning the attack on navy dockyard in the joint session of the parliament, Khwaja Asif said that the terrorists tried to attack on navy dockyard on 6th of September, adding that the soldiers foiled the attack. In the action against the terrorists, 3 terrorists were killed and 7 were arrested.
Khwaja Asif further said that there was no possibility of attack without internal help, adding that the purpose of attack was to damage the installations of the Navy. He said that the inquiry was being made and I would submit the facts soon in the parliament.
The Federal Minister said that three terrorists were killed and one of them was a former naval officer who was terminated from job last year in the month of May. He added that seven terrorists were arrested and we had recovered weapons, religious books and literature from their custody. He said it was a pity that our religion was being used for terrorism.