ISLAMABAD -Monitoring/Agencies - Interior minister Rehman Malik has said that he will review the matter of banned outfits.

Talking to the media in Islamabad, the minister said that he would summon the leaders of banned organisations and would try to discriminate between those who were still involved in militancy and those who gave it up.

He said that stronger action would be taken against those banned outfits which were still involved in terrorism.

The minister said that he knew about the hideout of TTP leader Hakeemullah Mehsud and warned him off the course of militancy.  He said that he had same message for Waliur Rehman, Asmatullah Muaviyah and Commander Nazir. “We know from where you get weapons, we know the safe-houses where you spend nights and where you move ahead from there,” Malik said.

To a question‚ he said that he had announced amnesty for Tehrik-e-Taliban if its leadership lay down arms.

Praising the sectarian harmony of the nation, Malik said that Ashura passed peacefully, except an untoward incident in Dera Ismail Khan, due to the unity and commitment showed by the people. He thanked the public‚ clerics‚ political leadership and law enforcement agencies for their cooperation on Ashura. The minister thanked chief ministers of all provinces‚ MQM Chief Altaf Hussain‚ his party workers and the Sindh governor for playing their role in ensuring peace. He appreciated the statement of PML-N Nawaz Sharif who had called for joint efforts to eliminate terrorism.

Regarding the DI Khan bomb blast‚ the minister said he had ordered an inquiry into the incident and directed the provincial police to submit a report at the earliest.

Praising the efficiency of Sindh police and the ISI‚ he said that a major terrorist bid was averted when 100 kg explosive material was recovered from a vehicle in Karachi. Quoting intelligence reports, He said that Lashkar-e-Jhanghvi and Afghan Taliban were behind the terrorist attempt.

Referring to suspension of cellular services‚ Malik said this step helped controlling blasts as well as target killings.

He mentioned that no target killing was reported in Karachi and Balochistan during last two days.

The minister appealed to pre-paid mobile phone subscribers to get their SIMs verified before November 30 otherwise they would be blocked.