Dissident Pakistani exiles in UK ‘on hit list’

Critics of country’s military told by Met police of plots against them as security forces fear there may be an attack in Britain

Pakistani exiles living in London who have criticised the country’s powerful military have been warned that their lives are in danger, raising fresh concern over authoritarian regimes targeting foreign dissidents in the UK.

British security sources are understood to be concerned that Pakistan, a strong UK ally – particularly on intelligence issues – might be prepared to target individuals on British soil.

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