ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) were directed to take action against banned terrorist outfits in the country, during an intelligence briefing on Tuesday, reported Express News.
During the meeting, Interior Minister Rehman Malik was briefed about the security situation of Pakistan.
The Director General (DG) of FIA was also directed to submit a list of “most wanted persons” to the Interior Ministry as well as forming a task force to combat human smuggling and trafficking on the Iran-Afghanistan border.
The briefing revealed evidence proving links between Laskhar-e-Janghvi (LeJ) and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who were plotting against the country particularly in Mastung where the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) was also said to be involved in spreading terrorism.
It was decided during the meeting that action would be taken against militant camps in Mastung.
A complete investigation was ordered regarding LeJ leader Malik Ishaq’s visits abroad.
The federal government also directed the Punjab government to take action against banned outfits in the province. In central Punjab, Harkat-al-Ansar and Asmat-e-Muawiya were identified as some of the militant outfits involved in terrorist activities, particularly the killings of the Shias.
Ministry of Interior also asked Home Secretaries of Sindh and Balochistan to monitor the entry and exit points of Karachi and Quetta to avoid further acts of terrorism in these two cities.
DG IB was directed to submit a comprehensive report based on the available intelligence about the recent wave of sectarian violence, and also to provide real time intelligence to Frontier Corps and police to counter the recent wave of sectarianism in Quetta.
Security during Muharram was also reviewed and Secretary Interior was directed to hold a preliminary meeting with all the Home Secretaries, IGs and intelligence agencies to work out a security plan for the entire country during Muharram.
Additional Chief Secretary FATA was directed to take special measures in Parachinar to avoid any untoward incident.