Brig Ali Khan ....
with members of Hizbut Tahrir and tried to enlist other officers, though the colleague had played down the importance of the contacts.
At a meeting with other officers days after the May 2, 2011, raid by US commandos that killed Osama bin Laden, Khan had reportedly spoken out against the operation, which he and others on the forces considered a national humiliation.
Khan was arrested on May 5, 2011, and later presented himself as a “victim” of the Abbottabad raid.
Hizbut Tahrir, which is banned in Pakistan and several other Muslim countries, professes non-violence and is not connected to terrorist groups like the Pakistani Taliban or al Qaeda. But the outfit makes no secret of its desire to penetrate the armies of Muslim countries, particularly Pakistan, and foment an “Islamic coup” to establish a global “caliphate.”