PESHAWAR - The provincial government decided on Monday to confiscate properties of the militants and terminate the services of the government employees either directly or indirectly involved in the militancy. Briefing the media persons about the NWFP Cabinets 14th meeting, this was stated by Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussein at Civil Officers Mess. The Cabinet had unanimously decided to punish the government officials involved in supporting Taliban at any level, he said. The names of such government employees have already been put on list to bear the brunt of their evildoing against their own people despite drawing salaries from the government exchequer, he informed what the Cabinet had decided. To devise the way of action about termination of services of the government employees, he said that Secretary Law and Secretary Establishment were being directed by the Cabinet to report to the government within two weeks. In the first phase, the government employees would face termination of services while further punishment would be decided by court after trial, he further said. The Cabinet meeting, which was held with NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti in the chair, directed the NWFP Chief Secretary to work out the plan of militants properties confiscation at the earliest. The government during Cabinet meeting also approved head money of Rs 0.5 million for each of the five terrorists including Hafizullah, Qari Shahid, Dr Wazir, Miftahudin and Abdul Salam, residents of Lower Dir. He said that Cabinet members had expressed satisfaction with the military operation and repatriation process of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The members of the Cabinet were unanimous that militants network had been dismantled to a large extent in the restive Malakand Division, he said adding that yet terrorists in small groups were existing in some areas, who would be eliminated very soon. It directed WAPDA officials to ensure their presence at the respective offices because the recently returned war affected masses had a dire need of electricity. Unfortunately, he said, out of 145 WAPDA officials, only 15 employees had resumed their duties. IGP Mian Iftikhar briefed the Cabinet meeting and said that 119 police officials had embraced martyrdom in the line of duty in the last 7 months. The police succeeded in seizing 53,000 kg of explosives, over 400 rocket launchers, 5,000 rifles, 2,000 Ak-47 rifles, 51,000 detonators and 4,000 dynamites, the IGP informed the Cabinet. Mian Iftikhar further said that the Cabinet was informed about the killing of 256 anti-state elements in police encounters while two were arrested. The Cabinet also decided to deploy Army at the Lowari Tunnel for the security of foreign engineers who had stopped working due to security threats. He said that Lowari Tunnel was very important for the government and it couldnt face delay in the projects work. Out of the total, 85 per cent of the IDPs had repatriated to Buner while the remaining had been delayed due to non-issuance of Smart and Cash Cards, which would soon be issued to them and they would repatriate to their native towns.