SARGODHA: Hanif Gabol, known in militant circles as Commander Hanif of Punjabi Taliban, surrendered himself to police on Monday.
He confessed to have planned and arranged suicide attacks on offices of district police officers in Mianwali and Dera Ghazi Khan. But, he said that deaths of a large number of innocent people changed his life and he decided to give up the life of sin.
He said that he had planned more attacks in Punjab, particularly in Mianwali and Dera Ghazi Khan, and was prepared to carry them out.
He said that he would appeal to his companions to stop killing innocent people because even in target killings some innocent people were killed.
He said that the DPO House in Dera Ghazi Khan was the target given to the attacker, but he wrongly attacked the Khosa House.
Gabol hailed from Choti Dera Ghazi Khan and was an active member of Sipah-i-Sahaba. He obtained military training in Afghanistan and some places in Pakistan.
Gabol appeared outwardly composed and spoke fluently.
Meanwhile, police impounded a vehicle carrying a large quantity of explosive and detonators in Sargodha. Three people were arrested.
God has mercy on those who turn from evil.