Punjab to crack down on terror financiers

Staff Report

LAHORE -- A high-ranking committee of the Punjab provincial government has decided to crack down on terrorists' facilitators and financial supporters, Dawn reported.

The apex committee convened in Lahore Thursday (January 5) with Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif chairing.

Participants agreed to ban all means of funding to extremist organisations.

They also decided to take more co-ordinated and effective steps for elimination of terrorism, extremism and sectarianism under the National Action Plan (NAP), a counter-terrorism strategy that Islamabad launched in January 2015.

The committee resolved to act against the printing and distribution of literature based on religious hatred, according to an official statement.

Participants agreed to monitor the province's entry and exit points strictly.

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