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Pakistan closes over 130 offices in anti-extremist drive

Pakistan’s latest anti-extremist drive has resulted in the closure of more than 130 offices of militant organisations banned at the weekend, but no arrests, senior officials said. “No one has been arrested but we have sealed a number of offices used by banned groups,” Brigadier Javed Cheema, head of the interior ministry’s Crises Management Cell, told AFP on Tuesday. “We will arrest those who violate the government ban and try to regroup or reorganise the banned parties.” An interior ministry official who is coordinating raids on the banned groups’ facilities said 137 offices had been shut down. “Up till now 137 offices of the banned groups have been sealed in various parts of the country,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. Full Story

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