Action against Banned outfits

The commitment of armed forces and LEAs (law enforcement agencies) against terrorism is obvious from their achievements. Yesterday, 24 TTP and LeJ militants arrested from Karachi by LEAs. They have claimed to have detained at least 24 suspects including ‘militants’ belonging to banned outfits during raids across the city.

In an official news release, a senior police official said that police’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) had arrested four suspected militants from Korangi Industrial Area of Karachi. The names of these militants are Shahid alias Zubair, Ali, Manzoor and Usman Ghani alias Baba belonged to the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and the sectarian terror group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. These suspects were involved in a number of terrorist activities including killing people from opposing sects.

Moreover, Rangers carried out targeted raids in different areas of the city and detained 20 suspects including members of banned outfits. The operation against criminal elements in country’s commercial hub was initiated in September 2013 after the Rangers’ empowerment from federal cabinet to lead a targeted development with the support of police against criminals already identified by federal military and civilian agencies for their alleged involvement in targeted killings, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism in Karachi.

Previously, the Rangers arrested three terrorists of banned outfits along with weapons during separate actions in Karachi on 3rd December. According to spokesman of Rangers, the paramilitary troops launched an action against anti-state elements in Gulberg and Lyari areas of the metropolis city of Karachi during which three terrorists belonging to banned organizations were apprehended besides recovery of arms from their control.

According to official press release, over 13200 Intelligence Based Operations were carried out across the country during the last 18 months. In these IBOs, 183 hardcore terrorists were killed, and 21193 were arrested. Due to these actions taken by LEAs against banned outfits, there is overall improvement in law and order situation. Now people enjoy festivities, national events are being celebrated and stability being achieved countrywide.

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