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Over 10,000 arrested as National Action Plan against terror continues

Updated February 06, 2015

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Pakistani army soldiers deploy in Karachi — AFP/File
Pakistani army soldiers deploy in Karachi — AFP/File

Latest figures on operations being carried out by civilian and military agencies across Pakistan reveal that 10,616 people have been arrested on various charges since the launch of the National Action Plan.

Figures below come from the updated brief given to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday, outlining what has been accomplished since December 24, 2014 when the action plan against terror started.


OPERATIONS: Security agencies conducted 9,413 operations in Punjab, 1,577 in Sindh, 2,724 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 39 in Balochistan, 336 in Islamabad, 720 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 21 in Gilgit-Baltiststan (GB) and 56 in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

ARRESTS: 1,934 suspects have been arrested from Punjab, 1,533 from Sindh, 6,038 from KP, 460 from Balochistan, 505 from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), seven from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 10 from GB and 129 from FATA.

LOUDSPEAKER MISUSE: A total of 2,035 people were arrested for misuse of loudspeakers, including 1,806 in Punjab, 169 in KP, one in Balochistan and 59 in ICT.

HATE SPEECH: 540 cases have been registered for spreading hate speech and material, including 455 in Punjab, 34 in KP, four in Balochistan, 46 in AJK and one in GB. Law enforcement agencies also arrested 405 people and sealed 41 shops on same charges.

AFGHAN REFUGEES: 3,416 Afghan Refugees have been deported including 2,844 from KP, 195 from Balochistan, one in Islamabad and 376 from FATA.

MONEY TRANSFER: The Federal Investigation Agency has registered 18 cases for money transfer through Hawala Hundi, arrested 24 people and recovered Rs 71.5 million. Three cases have also been registered for suspicious transactions and as many people were also arrested. The agency also registered five money laundering cases and registered as many people on the charges.

SIM VERIFICATION: In total, 25.5 million cellular phone SIMs have been verified including 8,747,777 of Telenor, 7,055,753 of Mobilink, 4,186,141 of Zong, 3,544,538 of Ufone and 2,005,789 of Warid.