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counter terrorism department

In 1995, the Criminal Investigation Department was formally created and it operates under the CID Manual, 1937. Starting as a small operational unit, it has now developed into a department having its regional offices all over the Punjab. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was named as Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on 21-07-2010.

To meet the growing challenges of terrorism, counter terrorism department has been restructured. Since early 2015, new roles have been assigned to it in addition to its primary intelligence function. CTD now registers and investigates all terrorism related cases at the newly established CTD Police Stations.

Creation of Counter Terrorism Force (CTF) within counter terrorism department is another landmark initiative. Highly educated corporals (1200 in number) have been inducted and given most modern training with the collaboration of the armed forces and friendly countries. These corporals have been deployed all over the Province to perform their mandated tasks. State of the art gadgetry and equipment have been provided to counter terrorism department and its infrastructure is being improved.

Counter Terrorist Department Function includes:

Collection, collation and dissemination of information regarding terrorism, violent extremism, Proscribed Organizations, Proscribed Persons and UN Designated Entities. Detection and investigation of offences of terrorism and terrorism financing under Antiterrorism Act 1997. Investigation and Prosecution of offences assigned by the Government under other laws.

Monitoring of Persons on Watch Lists including Persons on 4th Schedule of ATA 1997. Monitoring of Sectarian Activists. Monitoring of Deeni Madaris and other dedicational institutions. Analysis of trends in terrorism and policy making and implementation to check such trends. Any other CT (Counter Terrorism) function assigned by the Competent Authority.

Multan: Two suspected terrorists killed in encounter with CTD

MULTAN: Two alleged terrorists were shot dead in an encounter with Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) while three others managed to flee from gun battle site after taking an advantage of darkness here on Thursday night. According to CTD sources, a raid was conducted on an intelligence tip-off about terrorists taking refuge at a house in Jalalpur Pirwala area. Sensing the arrival of CTD personnel, the suspects opened fire on the raiding team as they approached the house, where the terrorists were taking shelter. In…

Three TTP men shot dead in Faisalabad ‘shootout’

FAISALABAD: Three suspected terrorists were shot dead while two others managed to escape after a fierce shootout with the personnel of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Faisalabad late Saturday night. A CTD spokesperson said the personnel acting on a tip-off carried out an operation to intercept militants affiliated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on the Faisalabad bypass within jurisdiction of the Sandal Bar police station. On seeing the personnel, they opened fire. When the CTD personnel returned fire,…

Eight Ansarul Sharia Pakistan militants killed in Karachi ‘encounter’

KARACHI: Eight suspected terrorists said to be affiliated with Ansarul Sharia Pakistan (ASP) were killed after a fierce shootout with the Rangers and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel in Baldia Town of the metropolis on Saturday night, said police. Police officials said the paramilitary troops and CTD personnel jointly carried out a targeted raid in Raees Goth of Baldia Town after receiving an intelligence tip-off about presence of ASP militants the area. On seeing the personnel, the terror suspects opened fire…

Five suspected terrorists gunned down in Lahore shootout

LAHORE: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday night gunned down five 'suspected terrorists' in a fierce shootout near Sagian Bridge here, ARY News reported.  Acting swiftly on an intelligence tip-off about presence of the suspects, the CTD personnel raided a house in a locality comes under jurisdiction of Dera Saeen police station near River Ravi of the provincial capital. Sensing the arrival, the suspects opened fire on the CTD personnel. The raiding team retaliated and after exchange of heavy fire, five…

Major terror plot in Multan thwarted, four arrested: CTD

MULTAN: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Multan on Friday arrested four suspected terrorists in a raid carried out on an intelligence tip-off, ARY News reported. According to the CTD, the terrorists were planning a terror attack on Muharram congregations in the city, which was dangerously close to being carried out before it was thwarted by the anti-terrorism department. The CTD also claimed to recover sizable quantity of arms and explosives from the possession of the accused. READ ALSO: CTD inspector…

Suspect in Shahid Hamid murder case among ten arrested in raids

KARACHI: Police claimed to have arrested a suspect involved in murder of Shahid Hamid, the managing director of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC), from Kotri.   In a raid in Kotri city of Jamshoro district, police arrested Mahboob alias Shahzad, who was wanted in the murder case of Shahid Hamid, then chief of KESC, the utility supplying electricity to the city. KESC MD along with his driver and a guard were gunned down in the Defence Housing Authority on July 5, 1997. Earlier, an anti-terrorism court had…

Four suspected militants killed in Mastung encounter

MASTUNG: Four suspected militants were killed during a joint operation by Balochistan Levies and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in the B-Area of Mastung district in the wee hours of Friday. According to levies, the raid was conducted on an intelligence tip-off about presence of militants in Mastung’s Killi Yaru area. Sensing the arrival of security forces personnel in the area, the militants, who had allegedly taken shelter inside a house, opened fire on the raiding team. The exchange of fire continued for more…