ISLAMABAD - The government, as part of the implementation of National Action Plan, has conducted over 13,000 operations throughout the country and arrested terrorists.

In pursuance of the directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the governments of all provinces as well as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) are implementing the BAP and conducted over 13,000 operations in a month. “As many as 9074 operations have been conducted in Punjab, 1178 in Sindh, 2326 in KP, 30 in Balochistan 322 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 503 in AJ&K, 16 in GB and 47 in FATA,” says the information regarding the implementation of the National Action Plan.

During these operations, the figures say, 179,309 persons were picked up and interrogated from Punjab, 2887 from KP, 83 from Balochistan, 918 in ICT, 97 in GB and 263 in FATA. Persons arrested include 1859 from Punjab, 1178 from Sindh, 4949 from KP, 263 from Balochistan, 455 from ICT, 5 from AJ&K, 10 from GB and 118 from FATA. As many as 35 terrorist links were identified in Sindh, 103 in KP and 4 in Balochistan.

In violation of loudspeaker, it says, 2950 cases were registered in Punjab, 5 in Sindh, 97 in KP, 59 in ICT, 45 in AJ&K and one in GB. “On this violation 1806 persons have been arrested in Punjab, 97 in KP and 55 in ICT,” says the data.

Taking action against hate speech material, it says 455 cases have been registered in Punjab, 23 in KP, 4 in Balochistan, 46 in AJ&K and one in GB. As many as 348 persons have been arrested on these charges in Punjab, 10 in KP, 8 in Balochistan and 8 in GB. “Hate material has been confiscated from 24 places in KP while 41 shops selling hate material have been sealed in Punjab,” it added.

In action against Afghan refugees, according to the figures, 7000 Afghan refugees have been registered in Punjab, 327788 in Balochistan and 29 in GB.

The government has also started verification of SIMS and a total of 16.3 million cell phone SIMs have been verified all over the country. In around a month, 4609147 SIMs of Mobilink, 6027351 of Telenor, 2161999 of Ufone, 1122439 of Warid and 2375063 of Zong were verified.