ISLAMABAD: More than 6000 people are being strictly monitored for having links with militant networks and have been included in the fourth schedule, part of the new anti-terror law.
This was revealed in the session of the National Assembly's Standing Committee for Human Rights on Thursday.
Brigadier Javed Lodhi, the leader of the National Crisis Management Cell disclosed that more than 6000 people are being strictly monitored on charges of having links with militants and have been included in the fourth schedule while 27 outfits have been banned.
The chairman of the committee, Riaz Fatyana also brought to notice and condemned human rights violations in Indian held Kashmir.
While briefing the meeting Lodhi said that the government took several steps to improve law and order situation part of which is that the people under surveillance have been directed to report to police stations regularly.
He said that Taliban hideouts are being removed while militants’ influence is decreasing in the country adding that religious seminaries too were being monitored and those involved in the training of militants were being reported so that action could be taken against them.
Brigadier Lodhi added that steps were being taken to ensure all religious seminaries would be registered under the Madrassa Registration Authority while the Interior Ministry will oversee the security clearance of foreign students wishing to enroll in these schools.
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