ISLAMABAD (MAMOSA Report) — More than 20,000 terrorists have been killed until now as a result of implementation of counter-terrorism National Action Plan (NAP), unveiled early this year in the wake of a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar last December.
As many as 3,148 terrorists were apprehended from across the country while 1,799 individuals were held over charges of hate speech and literature as part of a strategy to fight terrorism.
A total of 3,446 persons were identified for having links with banned outfits. More than 100 religious seminaries have been shut down so far, officials said according to a Gulf Today report.
Meanwhile, at least four terrorists were killed by the Sindh Rangers action at Super Highway near Kathore in Sindh on Friday, local media reported.
The Rangers spokesman said the paramilitary force recovered arms from the possession of terrorists.
He said the killed terrorists were involved in several murder cases.
In the meantime, Inspector-General Frontier Corps Balochistan Maj-Gen Sher Afgan said on Friday that India was carrying out terrorist activities in Pakistan through Balochistan where border areas are being used to supply weapons to terrorists.
Prime Minister’s senior aide Sartaj Aziz told the National Assembly on Friday that the government is considering to raise the issue of India’s premier spy agency, RAW’s involvement in Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan, with the United Nations and other international forums.
“Pakistan has taken up the issue of RAW’s activities in Pakistan with various foreign leaders,” Aziz said.
Afgan while addressing tribal elders in Noushki said that the Afghan border was also being used to support insurgent movements.
The fight against terrorism is not that of just the Army or Frontier Corps but of all of us, he said, adding that Pakistan’s future is connected to the welfare of Balochistan.
Meanwhile, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) continued demolition of a huge slum in Islamabad on the second day running on Friday.
The area was illegally occupied in 2005 after it was previously razed.
Mostly Afghan refugees were living there and several of them were allegedly involved in crimes.
The Islamabad administration said it had sent the dwellers several notices and given them ample time to vacate the land before it initiated the operation with the help of police and Rangers.
Some time back the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the CDA to vacate the illegal occupation.