KARACHI - The Crime Investigation Departments (CID) Anti-Extremism Cell on Monday claimed to have arrested an activist of the defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (Fazlullah group). The suspect was arrested in a pre-dawn raid at Shahzad Cinema near Pirabad Chowki in the Qasba Colony, the CID officials said. The officials claimed to have been tipped off about the presence of the target. The arrested suspect, identified as Fawad Ali, is said to be a bomb-maker expert. According to the CID officials, he used to work under the supervision of Commander Khalil to prepare explosive laden vehicles for the Taliban militants that were to be used for attacks on civilian and military installations in the area. According to the CID, Fawad Ali hails from Swat and had come to Karachi following the peace accord in 2009. The police also claimed to have recovered one kg of high explosives, 20 metre explosive wire, one detonator, one TT pistol with a loaded magazine and bullets. They said that Fawad Ali had also been involved in many other crimes as well. We are investigating him and hopefully will extort some useful information from him, they added. Since the beginning of 2010, the Special Investigation Unit and the CID has arrested more than 37 people, claimed to be militants, including some are believed to be high-value Afghan Taliban and Al Qaeda leaders. Meanwhile, Sohrab Goth Police SPO Irfan Bahadur also claimed to have arrested two people associated with the Tehreek-e-Taliban South Waziristan wing. They used to run financial affairs of the TTP in Karachi, SPO Irfan Bahadur said. According to him, the police are in the hot pursuit of militants and will leave no stone unturned to curb militancy in the city.