17 Daesh operatives rounded up in countrywide raids
The arrests were made following leads provided by suspects detained by law enforcement agencies couple of days ago.
According to sources, the Daesh suspects were captured from Lahore, Karachi, Nowshera, Sargodha and Dera Ismail Khan.
The investigation from the arrested suspects is underway.
However in February this year, Director General Intelligence Bureau Aftab Sultan to the standing committee on interior said that hundreds of people have left Pakistan to fight in Syria.
He said the Islamic State group was emerging as a threat in the country because several militant groups had soft corner for it. He specifically named Lashkar-i-Jhangvi and Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan as examples.
The IB chief said terrorists were reorganising and stressed the need for a border control mechanism, particularly with Afghanistan, implementation of the National Action Plan and de-radicalisation policy with a focus on counter-narrative.