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.
وزیراعلیٰ پنجاب محمد شہبازشریف کی زیرصدارت صوبائی ایپکس کمیٹی کا اجلاس جاری ہے pic.twitter.com/pcdF5jEeHG— Punjab 2013-18 (@Punjab13to18) February 19, 2017
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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. @CMShehbaz presided over a meeting of provincial Apex committee. Corps Commander Lahore General Sadiq & other officials were part of it— Punjab 2013-18 (@Punjab13to18) February 19, 2017
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 meeting decided to take assistance of rangers in an action against terrorism.— Punjab 2013-18 (@Punjab13to18) February 19, 2017
The committee renewed its pledge to eliminate terrorism, sectarianism and extremism, while also expressing concern over the use of Afghan soil by terrorists.