Man in Pearl Case Had Hit List, Official Says

From Times Wire Reports

An Islamic militant, suspected of helping plan the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, told police that he had Pakistani politicians on a hit list and was organizing suicide attacks, an official said. Qari Abdul Hai, alleged leader of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group, was arrested at a bus station Thursday.

Hai is suspected of going to Muzaffargarh about 12 days ago to organize suicide attacks, including one at an American-owned power company, Police Chief Suleman Chaudhry said.