India, Pak beef up security at Wagah following LeT threat
Lahore, May 18 (ANI): India and Pakistan have increased security at the Wagah land border, following reported threats from the banned militant organization Lashkar -e -Taiba (LeT) to blow up an Integrated Check Post that was recently opened to boost bilateral trade between the neighbours.
According to the Daily Times paper here, the letter containing the alleged threat warned the Integrated Check Post would be attacked as Pakistan had increased trade with India before resolving the Kashmir dispute.
The sources have also told the daily that told the daily that banned groups are planning to attack public personalities or key sites.
The information had been forwarded to concerned authorities so that adequate security measures could be adopted, they said.
Border Security Force (BSF), in cooperation with Pakistani authorities, has tightened security at the Integrated Check Post and has put rescue teams, ambulances and fire brigade on alert to deal with any emergency, the report said.
Mahboob Hussain, Pakistan Rangers spokesperson, said security at Wagah was "optimum".hen asked about the reported threats to Wagah, Hussain pleaded ignorance.
"I am not aware of any threats," he said.
The reported LeT threat to the Integrated Check Post has come against the backdrop of several steps taken by the two countries to normalise trade relations, including Pakistan's in-principle decision to grant India Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status by the beginning of next year. (ANI)
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