November 22, 2002

Osama Bin Laden's Financial Adviser Arrested in Karachi

Pakistan's law-enforcing agencies have arrested an alleged financial adviser of Osama bin Laden and two other suspects believed to be members of al-Qaeda network, The Statesman newspaper reported on Saturday quoting a police intelligence officer.

Among the arrested men is Sheikh Ahmed Saleem, a Sudanese, who is alleged to be acting as a financial adviser of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. He is being questioned in the restive port city of Karachi, the paper said.

The other two are believed to be Pakistani activists of al-Qaeda network and the authorities are keeping their identification secret with a view to further round up their accomplices.

Police working on a lead provided by FBI agents have rounded up dozens of suspected activists of al-Qaeda and members of disbanded jihad outfits.

Sources said intelligence agencies are interrogating all the suspects and it is believed that on completion of investigation, the suspected al-Qaeda activists will be handed over to the FBI.

(People's Daily July 13, 2002)

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