Literature promoting terrorism seized from Urdu Bazar, Lahore

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Urdu Bazar, Lahore

Lahore: Banned literature belonging to terrorist group Al-Qaida and other banned organisations was seized from a shop in Urdu Bazar, Lahore. The shop owner was arrested by the officials.

According to details, with a tip from Intelligence, a raid was conducted by law enforcing agencies LEAs in Urdu Bazar and literature that instigates suicide bombing was seized from the Bazar. Hundreds and thousands of pamphlets and booklets encouraging Muslims to fight against infidels was found in a Printing and Publishing Press.
The owner and the employees present at the spot were arrested and shifted to unknown locations.

According to sources close to Intelligence groups, many more raids are expected be conducted as per the National Action Plan.

The National Action Plan is an action plan that was established by the Government of Pakistan in January 2015 to crack down on terrorism and to supplement the ongoing anti-terrorist offensive in North-Western Pakistan. It is considered as a major coordinated state retaliation following the deadly Peshawar school attack.

The plan received unprecedented levels of support and cooperation across the country’s political spectrum, inclusive of the federal and provincial governments.

It combines foreign and domestic policy initiatives aimed to crackdown and eventually eliminate proscribed organizations across the country. The plan was provided the framework for the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan which established speedy trial military courts for offences relating to terrorism. It has also led to the resumption of capital punishment and mandatory re-verification through fingerprint recognition of all subscribers on mobile telephony.

The National Action Plan authorizes the Foreign, Finance, and other ministerial departments to reach out to the friendly Muslim countries to clamp down on financiers of sectarian and terrorist networks operating against Pakistan.