32,347 arrested, 28,826 operations conducted under NAP: report

Published: March 28, 2015
A file photo of Rangers conducting a search operation in Karachi. PHOTO: ONLINE

A file photo of Rangers conducting a search operation in Karachi. PHOTO: ONLINE

ISLAMABAD: Law enforcement agencies have arrested 32,347 people on different charges in 28,826 operations conducted across the country since the launch of the National Action Plan (NAP) aimed at ridding the country of terrorism.

According to the PM House, based on information from December 24, 2014 to March 25, 2015, the report submitted to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif states that security agencies conducted 14,791 operations in Punjab, 5,517 in Sindh, 6,461 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), 84 in Balochistan, 405 in Islamabad, 1,394 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 83 in Gilgit-Baltiststan (GB) and 91 in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

People arrested

The report states that under NAP, the security agencies arrested 32,347 people, including 2,798 from Punjab, 6,467 from Sindh, 18,619 from KP, 3,483 from Balochistan, 762 from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), nine from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 30 from G-B and 179 from FATA.

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Moreover, 37 terrorists were killed during this period and those arrested included 727 hardcore terrorists. Also, during this period, 61 convicts have also been executed – 47 in Punjab, 11 in Sindh, one in K-P and two in AJK.

Loud speaker violations

Police also arrested 3,938 people on loud speaker violations including 3,214 in Punjab, 176 in Sindh, 451 in KP, three in Balochistan and 94 in ICT.

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Hate speech

In total, 887 cases have been registered for spreading hate speech and material. These included 707 in Punjab, 38 in Sindh, 83 in KP, 11 in Balochistan, one in ICT, 46 in AJK and one in GB.

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The law enforcement agencies also arrested 918 people and sealed a total of 70 shops on these charges.

Afghan refugees deported

18,855 Afghan refugees have been deported – 5,996 from K-P, 798 from Balochistan, 11,216 from AJK, one from Islamabad, two from Gilgit-Baltistan and 842 from FATA, whereas 354,672 have been registered.

Related: 26 people, including Afghan refugees, arrested near Peshawar

Money laundering

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has registered 64 cases for money transfer through Hawala Hundi, arrested 83 people and recovered Rs101.7 million.

Nine cases have also been registered on suspicious transactions while the agency also registered 57 money laundering cases and arrested 50 people on the charges.

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The State Bank of Pakistan also froze 120 accounts containing a total of Rs10.1 billion under the measures being taken under NAP.

SIM verification

In total, 351 actionable calls were received on the anti-terror helpline 1717. Of these, 234 were from Punjab, 31 from Sindh, 39 from K-P, 10 from Balochistan, two from AJK, 33 from ICT and one each from GB and FATA.

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According to the report, around 2,237 intelligence-based operations were also conducted during this period across Pakistan.

Meanwhile, cellular service providers, in cooperation with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), have so far verified total 59.47 million SIMs, 18,151,586 of which belong to Telenor, 17,430,895 to Mobilink, 10,450,661 to Zong, 7,942,221 to Ufone and 5,490,911 to Warid.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Londay Baaz
    Mar 28, 2015 - 5:40PM

    Great news! Keep up the good work.Recommend

  • Anarchist
    Mar 28, 2015 - 6:57PM

    Arrests alone are not sufficient. Its conviction that matters most. Also, where do you keep thousands of prisoners? Condition of our prison system is not good, to put it mildly. Recommend

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