Noreen Leghari, who was arrested by the law enforcement agencies from Lahore she confessed that she had traveled to the Lahore on her own will and no one had kidnapped her.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, DG Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said that Noreen never visited Syria although she had informed through email and facebook that she was leaving for the war-torn country.
He said that the handler of Noreen was a local person and added that further investigation is being conducted.
In a video carrying confessional statement on Monday, she said that she had never visited Syria.
“No one kidnapped me as I went to Lahore on my own,” Noreen said in a confessional statement which was played during a briefing held by DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor.
In the statement, Noreen says she is a second-year MBBS student from Liaquat Medical University and her father’s name is Abdul Jabbar who is a professor at Sindh University.
Noreen said Ali the terrorist who was killed by security forces was involved in terrorist activities from the beginning such as suicide attacks and kidnapping intelligence officials. “A person named Fauji was involved with him.”
Noreen states their organisation provided two suicide jackets, four hand grenades and bullets to them on April 1. “These were to be used in a suicide attack on a church during Easter. I was supposed to be the suicide bomber, but security forces raided our home on April 14” she said.
DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said in his press briefing that Leghari in a facebook message announced that she has reached Syria but in reality she did not leave the country; after the messages went viral, her parents appealed to the Army chief for the save recovery of their daughter. Acting on their request, the army chief directed Military Intelligence to rescue her.
Major Gen Ghafoor said that the Pakistan Army`s first priority is that Leghari spends a normal life at her home now.