LAHORE - Security agencies on Monday arrested two men for putting up pro-Islamic State (IS) stickers in Lahore.

According to reports, the men were caught on CCTV and then identified through Nadra’s database and arrested. Nawab Town police station A has registered a case against the two suspects whose identity has not been released by the LEAs.  Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore had constituted a special team comprising Crime Investigation Department’s officials to arrest those responsible for activity related to the promotion of IS as graffiti and posters began to appear in various areas of Lahore.

On November 11, Lahore DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf registered an FIR against unidentified persons for calling for support for the militant group.

Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ordered IG Punjab Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera to probe into the graffiti around the city which led to the registration of the case against unidentified persons under Section 153 in Nawab Town police station.

Earlier this month, the National Counter Terrorism Agency wrote to a dozen government agencies warning them to be on guard against the IS group. “The successes of IS play a very dangerous, inspirational role in Pakistan, where more than 200 organisations are operational,” the agency said.