Federal Govt. to Provide Lists of Banned Outfits to Sindh Govt.
A number of proscribed religious outfits are have taken up new names and operating in Sindh esp. Karachi, to which Sindh Government has demanded a detail list from the Federal Government, in order to effectively curb their activities, it emerged on Sunday.
The Federal Ministry of Interior has been approached by the Provincial Home Department demanding a detailed list and other relevant information banned organizations activities, which despite apparent obliteration remain active under varied pseudonyms, Officials confirmed.
“Such organizations are not to be allowed [to hold] public gatherings or meetings. Action is being planned against such proscribed outfits which have re-emerged with new names or titles,” said a senior official in the home department while speaking to Media.
The officials added that Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah was briefed regarding actions to be taken against office-bearers and activists of such organizations. Apex Committee which encompasses committees titled execution, intelligence and media are entrusted the task to undertake the operations against such outfits. The authorities are to update National Counter-terrorism Authority (Nacta) and the provinces with any new development as regard these dubs.
The provincial authorities said to have identified and listed 60 religious outfits in Sindh so far with 67 militants killed, 26 arrested and 2574 weapons confiscated till date in 2015 only, officials said.
Some legislations have been brought forward while others are underway.
Sindh government, in order to make it difficult for militants hiding in densly populated areas of Karachi, had notified the Sindh Information of Temporary Residence Ordinance 2015 that if one seeks to buy property, tenant and buyer are to seek no-objection certificate from local administration including the police station concerned and utilities of gas and electricity, officials advised.
The Officials added that National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has been warned to provide details of registered refugees residing in Karachi and other districts of Sindh whereas Islamabad asked to reactivate and establish links of Pakistan Automated Finger Identification System between provinces and Islamabad
No Media Coverage for banned groups
It has been ascertained by the provincial government to take up measures discouraging media giving coverage to individuals associated with the banned groups and for the same media committee has been formulated by the Apex Committee to meet with the representatives of the cable operators and All Pakistan Newspapers Society.
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