CTD Punjab arrests eight 'terrorists'

Suspects arrested from various cities of Punjab

Our Correspondent September 25, 2021
A file photo of CTD Balochistan personnel. PHOTO: FILE


The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday announced the arrest of eight individuals suspected of involvement in terror activities from different cities of Punjab, including Lahore.

The suspects were arrested by the counter-terrorism force during operations across the province, a spokesperson for the CTD said. He added that in addition to weapons, the CTD also recovered bomb-making equipment and explosives.

According to the spokesperson, four suspects, said to be members of a proscribed sectarian outfit, were arrested from Lahore during an operation. 

Read JIT holds CTD responsible for ‘innocent’ family’s killing in Sahiwal ‘operation’

Another suspected member of a proscribed organisation was arrested in Hafizabad. He was raising funds for the banned outfit, claimed the CTD.

The CTD also claimed to have arrested an alleged member of a transnational terrorist group in Gujranwala.

Two more suspected members of banned organisations were rounded from Sheikhupura, the CTD said, adding that the detained individuals were planning to provoke sectarian clashes in the city through wall-chalking.


Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ


Most Read