Militant crackdown, a national operation, says Punjab law minister

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Lahore, Mar.29 (ANI): The law minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Rana Sanaullah, has said that the military crackdown on terrorists in the province should be seen as a national operation.

The crackdown was launched in response to Sunday’s suicide attack that claimed the lives of 72 people, including women and children, in a park in Lahore.

He said the country’s political leadership, religious parties, opposition and the government were backing the crackdown.

Giving a few details, Sanaullah said that action by all law enforcing agencies will be taken jointly.

“Some kacha areas have been identified where operations will be launched by police, elite force and the counter-terrorism department, and if need be Rangers and Army will be called in,” the Dawn quoted him, as saying.

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The law minister’s conference hours before ISPR chief Asim Bajwa and Federal Information Minister Pervez Rashid are scheduled to address a joint conference in Islamabad today.

Playing down speculations on differences between the government and the military, Sanaullah clarified that some elements trying to create gaps or spaces in our joint efforts would fail and the operation would continue with the same passion and soon the entire nation will stand victorious.

He emphasised that all law enforcement agencies like the police, CTD, ISI or Rangers, are operating together to achieve their targets.(ANI)

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