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‘24 criminals executed, 26,000 arrested’

NAP report presented to prime minister reveals 24,844 operations conducted

By our correspondents
March 11, 2015
ISLAMABAD: The government, since the launch of the National Action Plan (NAP) to rid the country of extremism and terrorism, has so for executed 24 criminals, while the law enforcement agencies have arrested about 26,000 people on different charges across the country.
A report presented to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, based on information available from Dec 24, 2014 to March 8, states that 14 people have been executed in the Punjab, seven in Sindh, one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and two in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The report states that the security agencies conducted 24,844 combing operations all over the country. Of these, 13,288 operations were conducted in the Punjab, 4,252 in Sindh, 5,456 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 66 in Balochistan, 393 in Islamabad, 1,252 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 54 in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and 83 in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
The report states that under the National Action Plan (NAP), security agencies arrested 2,519 criminals from the Punjab, 4,854 from Sindh 14,165 from KP, 3,427 from Balochistan, 728 from the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and nine from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 18 from GB and 176 from Fata and the remaining from some other areas.
Regarding the violation of laws on the use of loudspeaker, the police also arrested a total of 3,906 people, including 2,874 in the Punjab, 169 in Sindh, 322 in KP, three in Balochistan and 90 in the ICT.
In total, 737 cases have been registered for spreading hate speech and material. These included 562 in the Punjab, 37 in Sindh, 80 in KP, 11 in Balochistan, 46 in the AJK and one in GB.The law enforcement agencies also arrested 745 people and sealed a total of 69 shops on the same charges.
According to the data, around 6,408 Afghan refugees have been deported, including 4,887 from the KP, 798 from Balochistan, one from Islamabad, two from Gilgit-Baltistan and 720 from Fata, whereas 328,034 have been registered.
The Federal Investigation Agency has registered 62 cases of money transfer through Hawala Hundi, arrested 81 people and recovered Rs101.7 million, while nine cases have also been registered for suspicious transactions and 17 people arrested.
In total, 303 actionable calls were received on anti-terror helpline 1717, including 201 in Punjab, 25 in Sindh, 37 in KP, nine in Balochistan and 27 in the ICT, two in the AJK and one each in GB and Fata. Around 2,237 intelligence-based operations were also conducted throughout the country.
The cellular mobile companies, in cooperation with the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), have so far verified SIMs including; 17,594,698 of Telenor, 16,753,505 of Mobilink, 10,104,020 of Zong, 7,625,460 of Ufone and 5,257,867 of Warid.