ISIS Starts Active Campaign In Lahore

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LAHORE: Police have initiated an operation to track down the elements behind an “ISIS campaign” in the city subsequent to the discovery of ISIS pamphlets being distributed while posters of the terror group were also reported displayed on the walls in some parts of the city.

ISIS pamphlets in Lahore
ISIS pamphlets in Lahore


A senior official said, “We are investigating the matter. This is a very serious issue. A criminal case has been lodged against unidentified persons with Nawab Town police.”

Another police official said the pamphlets were being distributed by an unidentified group and some ISIS graffiti also appeared on the walls of the buildings. A police officer said a few youngsters carrying ISIS flags at a crossing were seen but they were yet to be identified. According to a police official, Lahore Police and other intelligence agencies are also investigating where the ISIS pamphlets were printed and who distributed the terror group’s material. The pamphlets distributed contained a logo of an AK-47 assault rifle; while youngsters were urged to support the militant group. Moreover, ISIS stickers have also been spotted in some educational institutions.

According to media report, the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif also took notice of the ISIS campaign after looking at reports from intelligence agencies. The Punjab Inspector General of Police has been directed to submit report to the CM Secretariat within days.