The authorities have also blocked 937 Uniform Resource Locators URLs and 10 websites of Proscribed Organizations (POs) against abuse of Internet

937 URLs, 10 Websites Of Proscribed groups Blocked

Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have registered 17,562 cases and nabbed 19,289 persons to counter hate speech, extremist literature and misuse of the loudspeaker as part of measures adopted under National Action Plan (NAP). The agencies concerned also sealed 70 shops. The authorities have also blocked 937 Uniform Resource Locators URLs and 10 websites of Proscribed Organizations (POs) against abuse of Internet and Social Media.

According to data issued by Ministry of Interior showing implementation status of NAP on Sunday revealed that of the total, 1,335 cases had been registered and 2,465 persons arrested for hate speech and spreading extremist literature. Some 16,267 cases were registered for violating misuse of the loudspeaker and 16,824 persons arrested.

With regard to steps ensuring against re-emergence of Proscribed Organizations (POs), the data showed that the number of such organizations was 64, three were under surveillance, 8,309 persons were on 4th Schedule ATA and number of movement restrictions were 2,052.

With regard to destroying the communication network of terrorists, 98.3 mobile SIMs were blocked while Biometric Verification System (BVS) had been put in place for issuance of new ones.

The data said the Counter-Terrorism Force (CTF) was also established and their strength included 500 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 1,182 in Punjab, 728 in Sindh, 1,000 in Balochistan, 2,200 in KP, 168 in Gilgit and 260 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

About steps taken towards reconciliation in Balochistan, the data showed that surrender and reconciliation/rehabilitation of Ferraris was under progress.

About ending sectarian terrorism, it was revealed that 70 incidents of sectarian terrorism were recorded during 2011, 185 in 2012, 127 in 2013, 176 in 2014, 79 in 2015 and 34 during 2016.

The data revealed that strict implementation of ban regarding glorification of terrorists on media was being enforced.

Moreover, the URLs data showed that total 283 anti-money laundering cases were registered of which 136 were under investigation and 147 under trial. The number of arrests was 414.

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