Pakistan

19,000 suspects arrested countrywide, PM told

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was told on Tuesday that 19,000 suspects have been arrested in different operations countrywide, ARY News reported.

This was stated in a report presented to the PM on National Action Plan on counter terrorism.

According to the report, 11,634 operations were conducted in Punjab, 3003 in Sindh, 3733 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 57 in Balochistan and 68 in FATA. 2497 people were arrested on misuse of loudspeaker.

The law enforcing agencies acted on 259 calls made on 1717.Biometric verification of 56.6 million SIMs was carried out through NADRA.

The report said 580 cases were registered against those delivering hate speeches. It said 5066 Afghan refugees were repatriated to their country during the period.

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