Pakistan

Nisar orders communication, financial blockade of terrorists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Interior Ministry on Friday along with other important decisions against terrorism ordered blocking all illegal mobile phone Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) within 3 months, ARY News reported.

A National Action Plan committee meeting presided over by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan decided to ban all websites related to terrorism or spreading terrorist propaganda along with taking steps to ensure the stoppage of money transfer in bank accounts operated by terrorists.

In a statement issued after the meeting, Finance Ministry, ordered the FIA and other intelligence agencies to monitor suspicious bank accounts. Banks and financial institutions are ordered to stop transfer of money in such accounts.

All websites promoting terrorism will be shut. Information technology ministry and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (P.T.A) will jointly work for the cause.

Furthermore, the statement says that Afghan immigrants will be sent back to their camps at once and the registration process of the immigrant community will be expedited.

It must be noted that Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif constituted 15 working groups to implement the National Action Plan against terrorism after the country was jolted by the terrorist attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School which killed 149 people, mostly children on December 16, 2014.

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