Rangers to assist Punjab Police in counterterrorism operations, security huddle decides

Apex committee meeting also decides to extend scope of ongoing intelligence-based operations across province

News Desk February 19, 2017

A top civil-military huddle decided on Sunday to take further assistance from Pakistan Rangers in Punjab to tackle extremist elements in the province, Express News reported.

Held under the chair of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore, the apex committee meeting also decided to restrict any illegal movement of Afghan refugees in the country, and to closely monitor Punjab's internal borders.

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The meeting also decided to extend the scope of ongoing intelligence operations across the province. It was further agreed upon by the participants of the top civil-military huddle that all financial resources of proscribed organisations will be cut and terror facilitators will be arrested.

The committee renewed its pledge to eliminate terrorism, sectarianism and extremism, while also expressing concern over the use of Afghan soil by terrorists.


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