64 held for providing financial help to terrorists

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has arrested 64 people in parts of the country under the National Action Plan for allegedly providing financial assistance to terrorists.

Forty-one such cases were reported in Punjab with 57 people involved. Fifty-one arrests have been made so far in the province.

Country-wide data issued by the ministry of interior and narcotics control on Sunday revealed that of the total arrests made in Punjab, 14 suspects were under investigation and 26 were challaned.

In Sindh, five people were arrested for their alleged involvement in facilitating terrorists by providing them financial assistance and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa four cases were reported to the Counter Terrorism Department in which eight suspects were arrested.

Some cases were registered in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan since the start of NAP and 28 suspects were arrested for allegedly providing shelter and meal to terrorists.

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