ISLAMABAD - Since the launch of the National Action Plan (NAP) aimed at ridding the country of terrorism and extremism, the law enforcement agencies, during 28,826 operations conducted across the country, have arrested 32,347 people on different charges.
The report submitted to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, based on information available from December 24, 2014 to March 25, 2015, states that the security agencies conducted 14,791 operations in Punjab, 5,517 in Sindh, 6,461 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 84 in Balochistan, 405 in Islamabad, 1,394 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 83 in Gilgit-Baltiststan (GB) and 91 in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
The report states that under the National Action Plan (NAP), the security agencies arrested 32,347 people including 2,798 from Punjab, 6,467 from Sindh, 18,619 from KP, 3,483 from Balochistan, 762 from Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), nine from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 30 from GB and 179 from Fata.
Moreover, 37 terrorists were killed during this period. Among those arrested also include 727 hardcore terrorists.
During the said period, 61 convicts have also been executed including 47 in Punjab, 11 in Sindh, one in KP and two in AJK.
The police also arrested 3,938 people on loudspeaker violations including 3,214 in Punjab, 176 in Sindh, 451 in KP, three in Balochistan and 94 in ICT.
In total, 887 cases have been registered for spreading hate speech and material. These included 707 in Punjab, 38 in Sindh, 83 in KP, 11 in Balochistan, one in ICT, 46 in AJK and one in GB. The law enforcement agencies also arrested 918 people and sealed a total of 70 shops on these charges.
According to the report submitted to the prime minister, 18,855 Afghan refugees have been deported including 5,996 from KP, 798 from Balochistan, 11,216 from AJK, one from Islamabad, two from Gilgit-Baltistan and 842 from Fata, whereas 354,672 have been registered.
The Federal Investigation Agency has registered 64 cases for money transfer through Hawala Hundi, arrested 83 people and recovered Rs.101.7 million.
Nine cases have also been registered on suspicious transactions while the agency also registered 57 money laundering cases and arrested 50 people on the charges.
The State Bank of Pakistan also froze 120 accounts containing Rs10.1 billion balance under the measures being taken under NAP.
In total, 351 actionable calls were received on anti-terror helpline 1717 including 234 in Punjab, 31 in Sindh, 39 in KP, 10 in Balochistan, two in AJK, 33 in ICT and one each in GB and Fata.
According to the report around 2,237 intelligence-based operations were also conducted during this period throughout the country. The cellular mobile companies, in cooperation with the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) have so far verified 59.47 million SIMs including 18,151,586 of Telenor, 17,430,895 of Mobilink, 10,450,661 of Zong, 7,942,221 of Ufone and 5,490,911 of Warid.