ISLAMABAD - Asking the terrorists to lay down arms, Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik here on Thursday said that the security agencies had arrested 7 militants including 2 high-value targets from Peshawar. Lauding the efforts of FC, Advisor on Interior said that the government's measures would help in improving the law and order situation in FATA. Earlier, addressing the Passing out Parade of ASPs at National Police Academy, Malik said that the government would increase the salaries, facilities and privileges of police officials to improve the policing system in the country. Malik said that measures were being taken to provide more sophisticated weapons and equipments including bullet proof jackets to police officials across the country as well as to remove the weaknesses in this department. He said that 14 thousand bullet proof jackets had been provided to police department and more would be given soon. He said that police had an important role to maintain peace in the country and ensure rule of law. "The country is facing challenges like terrorism and extremism and the police have played a tremendous role during the troubling times in the country", he added. However, he advised the police officials to perform their duties with more honesty, dedication and above any politics. The Advisor said that National Public Safety Commission was working to make the policing system more efficient and public friendly, besides making the registration of FIR process simple. He requested the public to cooperate with the police department in maintaining rule of law and arrest of anti-state elements. Earlier, he inspected the passing out parade and awarded medals to the passed out ASPs. Agencies add: When asked about Indian deadline into the investigation of Mumbai carnage, Rehman Malik said the investigation is progressing and soon final report would be dispatched to India, however, 12 days are remaining in Indian ultimatum to Pakistan. Meanwhile, intelligence agents on Thursday interrogated a senior Saudi Al-Qaeda suspect who was captured in a joint Pakistani-CIA raid and allegedly plotted the 2005 attacks that killed 52 people in London. The operative, named by security officials as Zabiul Taifi, was arrested with six other Afghan and Pakistani suspects when security forces stormed a militant den Wednesday on the outskirts of Peshawar. "The operation was conducted jointly by Pakistani intelligence and officials from the Central Intelligence Agency," a security official told AFP. Local officials said American investigators had been present at the time of the operation while an unmanned surveillance plane flew overhead. "The suspect has been shifted to Islamabad for interrogation," one senior Pakistani security official said. "It was a well-planned raid carried out against a militant den. The culprits were caught off guard and captured without resistance," the official said.