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Afghans, Uzbeks among 350 held in countrywide operation

February 27, 2017

Arms recovered from North Waziristan; terror bid foiled in Quetta

ISLAMABAD: The law enforcement agencies arrested over 350 suspects, including Afghan nationals, besides recovering arms and drugs from their possession during a countrywide search operations on Saturday night and Sunday.

On the other hand, the ISPR said Pakistan Army recovered a huge cache of arms from Shirani village of Dattakhel, North Waziristan.

According to details, the law enforcers arrested more than 30 suspects and seized arms and drugs during a search operation in Gulberg and other areas of Peshawar, while 75 persons were detained in Bannu.

About a dozen Afghan nationals were among 20 people arrested in Karmpur and Jamal Ghouspur areas of Kashmore in Sindh. Similarly, Rangers and other law enforcers arrested over 160 people, including Afghan nationals, from different parts of Karachi.

In Bahawalpur, 22 suspects were arrested which also included Uzbeks and Afghans. The number of arrested suspects in other towns and cities is: Kalorkot (13), Lodhran (20), Chiniot (8), DG Khan (4) and Sargodha (25).

Meanwhile, the police in Quetta foiled a major terror bid by recovering a bomb planted on Arbab Karam Khan Road, which was defused by the bomb disposal squad. Separately, the Punjab Rangers has specified various lines for reporting any suspicious activity or information related to terrorism activity in the province.

According to the ISPR, any information can be passed on through telephone lines 042-99220030/99221230, SMS 03408880047, WhatsApp 0340880100, email or postal address Headquarters Punjab Rangers, 33 Ghazi Road Lahore.