Taking refuge: Militants from K-P flee to Punjab

Published: August 6, 2011

Police and district administrations are ordered to collect details to screen out the militants: Report. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

LAHORE: 

A large number of militants from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have migrated to Punjab, a report prepared by intelligence agencies has revealed.

Areas where extremists have moved into include tehsils Hazro, Jand, Pindi Gheb and Fateh Jang of district Attock, the report states.

“The presence of militants/extremists cannot be ruled out in other cities of Punjab. The police and district administrations are ordered to collect details to screen out the militants,” it said.

According to the report which has also been forwarded to inspector general of police Punjab, the current situation warrants close coordination among all intelligence agencies for information sharing. A circular issued by Punjab Home Department said that strict vigilance and heightened security measures may be ensured. “Preventive measures may be adopted to overcome terrorist activities of militants,” it said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • muhammad tanvir
    Aug 6, 2011 - 12:22PM

    i have lived in punjab all my life and i’ve seen how the public supports radical islam at every chance it gets.the way the murderer qadri was showered with rose petals and his family rewarded with cash is most sickening.the admiration and adulation for islamic fascists in punjab is highest in our country.it is time the punjab govt. took a firm stand against islamic fanatics and launched a serious crackdown against them.

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  • Sarcastic
    Aug 6, 2011 - 4:20PM

    @muhammad tanvir….really? Your IP adress shows your connection to India

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