ISLAMABAD - The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is yet to compile data of as many as 250 prisoners who fled the DI Khan prison a couple of weeks back. Insiders say that the provincial government was itself not interested to sort out how the incident of jailbreak occurred that had rung alarm bells across the country. "In a bid to avoid more embarrassment and humiliation, the provincial government seems uninterested in compiling data of fleeing militants," a source said on Monday.

The credible official sources also said that it was lack of coordination between the federal and provincial governments that had restrained the two sides to figure out how Taliban managed to break the jail.

The federal government has started work to compile report regarding the incident of jailbreak using its own resources due to pressure from Interpol, the sources said. However, the official who has been given the task to compile the list has complained that provincial bureaucracy is using old tactics to delay the process of finalisation of report.

In a letter to the federal government, Interpol requested to share the details of the militants who managed to escape from DI Khan jail. But the interior ministry has nothing much in its pocket to share with Interpol due to lack of coordination between the federal and provincial governments, a senior official of federal government revealed to The Nation.

According to sources, more than 70 hardcore militants of al-Qaeda and TTP managed to escape from DI Khan jail. According to sources, the attackers posed themselves as participants of a marriage procession and they were travelling in three coaster buses.

Interpol Coordination Centre and other focused units are prioritising all information and intelligence in relation to the jail breakout in order to inform relevant member countries immediately of any updates about possible future attacks. Interpol already issued a global security alert on the same day, advising its members to increase their vigilance against attacks after a series of prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan that the agency is investigating to determine if they were linked or not.

Interpol said that al-Qaeda was suspected to be involved in some of the incidents, and it was asking its 190 member countries to watch out for information connected to the prison breaks, with an aim to determine whether or not they were coordinated, besides advising them to relocate the escaped prisoners.

Meanwhile, the United States also issued a global travel alert warning to Americans, saying that al-Qaeda might plan attacks in August, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. Prison breaks took place in Pakistan and Iraq on July 31 and July 22 respectively. Some 500 convicts, including senior al-Qaeda operatives, escaped from Abu Ghraib Jail, Iraq.