CTD Punjab arrest 11 alleged terrorists of banned outfits

Weapons, explosives and other prohibited materials also recovered in 55 IBOs in different districts, spokesman

The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab has arrested 11 alleged terrorists of banned outfits during operations.

According to the spokesman, the CTD Punjab conducted 55 intelligence-based operations (IBO) in different districts of the province to effectively deal with any untoward incident of terrorism in which 56 suspected persons were interrogated and 11 alleged terrorists were arrested with weapons, explosives and other prohibited materials.

The spokesman said that among the arrested terrorists three, Najibullah, Muhammad Tahir, and Abdul Sami, were members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. Arrested terrorists also include one member, Muhammad Aftab, of Tehreek-e-Jafaria, four, Kaleemullah, Manzoor Khan, Niaz Muhammad and Muhammad Zubair, members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and two members of Sepah Sahaba Pakistan.

Muawiya and Muhammad Daniyal and proclaimed offender Muhammad Zubair are also included.

The spokesman revealed that 883 grams of explosives, seven detonators, one hand grenade, 14 feet of safety fuse wire, two feet of prima cord, two leaflets of banned organizations, two receipt boxes, 122 stickers, 92 pamphlets, two flags of a banned organization and 35290 rupees in cash had been recovered from the terrorists.

He said that the terrorists planned to sabotage the province and wanted to target important installations and other religious places.

Furthermore, during this week, a total of 795 Combing operations were conducted with the help of local police and law and enforcement agencies. He said that during these Combing Operations 35,939 persons were checked, 161 suspects were arrested, 102 FIRs were registered and 91 recoveries were made.