LAHORE – Punjab government decides to take action against all madrassahs as it receives threats for sensitive installations, public places and target killings, PakistanTribe received reports.
Col (Retd.) Shuja Khanzada – Home Minister Punjab Government – told media that “Security has been put on red alert after reports of terrorists’ attacks on airports, prisons and other sensitive installations,”
It has also pledged to take action against the madressahs found involved in terrorism directly or indirectly.
Khanzada further told that “Schools may be hit; there may be firing incidents, while target killing of prominent personalities and kidnap for ransom are also feared.”
He added “Threats existed and all security forces had been put on high alert to counter the terrorists.”
It was also told that government will take action against militants, their financiers and their facilitators and all will be treated same.
Further Punjab police Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera said the National Action Plan was being seriously implemented in the province and gave figures about the arrests made in a search-and-sweep operation, seized weapons and vehicles and registration of cases.
“Police have registered cases against 650 people, recovered more than 8,000 weapons in the general holdup and impounded over 25,000 vehicles.”
Earlier a day ago Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan -Interior Minister Federal Government – had said that the number of organizations involved in terrorist activities in Punjab province had reached 95.
Interior Minister Nisar said in his briefing on the National Action Plan that number of militant and extremist organizations is much more than the expectations as it is touching the figure of 100 in Punjab province.
Chaudhry Nisar said that law-enforcement agencies were proactively monitoring ‘madressahs’ to check the spread of terrorist ideology in the country.
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