ISLAMABAD (APP) Interior Minister Rehman Malik Wednesday said that no military operation is planned against banned outfits in Punjab, rather effective action would jointly be taken to eliminate them. Talking to media persons here, he lauded the efforts of Punjab government in the province and said that banned outfits including Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Sipa-e-Sihaba were active in Punjab. He said that effective action would be taken against the banned outfits on the bases of intelligence reports, but there would be no military action in Punjab, he added. He said the banned outfits Lashkar-e-Jehngvi, Sipa-e-Sihaba and others in Punjab had themselves used the name of Punjabi Taliban. They are terrorists and undertaking terrorist activities in Punjab. He said the government had conducted successful operations against Taliban in FATA and South Waziristan and the terrorist organisations in other parts of the country would also be eliminated. To a question regarding Faisal Shehzad, he said that the government had arrested a number of people belonging to noble and educated families for their relations with the accused. We have to change out mentality for elimination of terrorism and extremism, he added. He said some religious leaders were against the operation, however, the matter would be resolved in consultation with Wafaq-ul-Madaris, so that action could be taken against the banned outfits. To a question regarding Talat Hussain, he said he had contacted with Secretary General Interpol for their safety and repatriation, hopefully he would return Islamabad on Thursday, he added. Meanwhile, Director General Rangers Punjab Major General Muhammad Yaqoob Wednesday called on Minister for Interior Rehman Malik and informed him about the performance of Pak Rangers. During the meeting, the director general briefed the minister about the problems confronting the organisation. The interior minister lauded the performance of Pak Rangers Punjab and assured that the government is sincerely considering various steps to improve their efficiency. He said the government will exploit all resources to enrich the performance of Pak Rangers Punjab. Meanwhile, delegations of Peoples Youth Organisation from Punjab, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa called on the interior minister and informed him about the problems faced by the people. To this, the minister said youth is the real asset of Pakistan and the government will make all out efforts for their uplift and stressed the PYO for their re-organisation.