ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday informed the National Assembly that some 12,000 suspects had been arrested by law enforcement agencies in 16,000 operations under the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism.
Around 140 of the arrested had some connection with terror incidents, he added.
Presenting an update on the NAP in the House, he said the government was implementing its anti-terrorism policy brick by brick and no terrorist incident occurred during last few weeks.
Giving further details about the NAP, Ch Nisar said some 2,065 persons were arrested and 3,265 cases registered with regard to hate speech and misuse of loudspeaker.
Similarly, arrests were made in Punjab, Sindh and Islamabad for violating display of arms rules, he added.
In connection with funding to banned organizations, he said 26 cases were registered and 32 persons arrested, and a special cell had been constituted to monitor such happenings.
Chaudhry Nisar informed the House that there were 60 proscribed organizations in the country.
Only ten of them were included in the United Nations list of 177. A cell, he said, was being set up to monitor their activities, besides efforts were being made to bring the organizations into legal framework.