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CTD arrests six activists of banned organisations

Updated May 25, 2019

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Those arrested were collecting funds for the proscribed organisations, says CTD official. — Reuters/File
Those arrested were collecting funds for the proscribed organisations, says CTD official. — Reuters/File

LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in a massive crackdown has arrested six activists of the proscribed organisations from various parts of the province for collecting funds for financing terrorism.

Those arrested were collecting funds for the proscribed organisations — Jaish-i-Muhammad and the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, says a spokesperson for the CTD here on Monday.

He said Muhammad Zahid and Irfan Ahmad of JeM were arrested from Gujranwala, and Zafar Iqbal of JeM from Rawalpindi.

Similarly, the CTD teams arrested Hanzala and Hamza of LeJ from Lahore while Ijaz Ahmad of the same banned organisation from Multan.

No member of any proscribed organisation would be allowed to collect funds for financing terrorism and extremism under the law of land, the spokesperson said.

He said cases had been registered against them and they would face trial in anti-terrorism courts for committing offences of terrorism financing.

Published in Dawn, May 25th, 2019