16,022 arrested on charges of terrorism, 2525 convicted

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ISLAMABAD:The Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have arrested 16,022 persons on charges of their involvement in terrorist activities in the country during last five years, of which 2525 were convicted and awarded punishment.
The year-wise data of persons arrested on charges of terrorism, issued by Interior Division, showed on Tuesday that in Punjab10,993 were nabbed during last five years, out of which 1,419 persons were arrested in 2013, 2,342 persons in 2014, 2,965 persons in 2015, 2,379 persons in 2016 and 1,888 persons were arrested during 2017.
In Sindh total 2,728 persons were nabbed during last five years, out of which 194 persons were arrested in 2013, 262 persons in 2014, 891 persons in 2015, 761 persons in 2016 and 620 persons were arrested during 2017. Total 147 persons were nabbed during last five years in Balochistan, out of which 17 persons were arrested in 2013, 40 persons in 2014, 29 persons in 2015, 42 persons in 2016 and 19 persons were arrested during 2017.
Similarly, the data showed that in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) 1,967 persons were nabbed during last five years, out of which 321 persons were arrested in 2013, 243 persons in 2014, 526 persons in 2015, 453 persons in 2016 and 424 persons were arrested during 2017.
In Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 61 persons were nabbed during last five years, out of which 20 persons were arrested in 2013, 20 persons in 2014, 06 persons in 2015, 07 persons in 2016 and 08 persons were arrested during 2017.
Total 126 persons were nabbed during last five years in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), out of which 12 persons were arrestedin 2013, 15 persons in 2014, 22 persons in 2015, 44 persons in 2016 and 33 persons were arrested during 2017. When contacted, the sources said, the reports about arrested persons on charges of their involvement in terroristactivities is still awaited from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Moreover, the year-wise statistics about number of persons who have been convicted and awarded punishments showed that of the total 2,525 persons, 328 of them were convicted and awarded punishment in 2013, 401 in 2014, 765 in 2015, 496 in 2016 and 535 such persons in 2017.
The province-wise data showed that in Punjab 1970 persons were convicted and awarded punishment in last five years which included 252 in 2013, 351 in 2014, 609 in 2015, 318 in 2016 and 440 persons in 2017. In Sindh, 255 persons were convicted and awarded punishment in last five years which included 06 in 2013, 11 in 2014, 61 in 2015, 100 in 2016 and 77 persons in 2017. In Balochistan, 54 persons were convicted and awarded punishment in last five years which included 07 in 2013, 10 in 2014, 20 in 2015, 12 in 2016 and 05 persons convicted in 2017.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), 234 persons were convicted and awarded punishment in last five years which included 60 in 2013, 23 in 2014, 72 in 2015, 66 in 2016 and 13 persons convicted in 2017. In Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), only two persons were convicted and awarded punishment in last five years which included one each in 2013 and 2014 while no person was convicted in last threeyears.
In Gilgit Baltistan (GB), 10 persons were convicted and awarded punishment in last five years which included two in 2013, 05 in 2014 and 03 in 2015 while no person was convicted in 2016 and 2017. The report regarding convicted persons is still awaited from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and AzadJammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Moreover, the year-wise data showed that 376 persons were awarded death penalty in the country during last five years which included 53 persons in 2013, 81 persons in 2014, 133 persons in 2015, 71 persons in 2016 and 38 persons were awarded death penalty in 2017. The province-wise statistics showed that in Punjab330 persons were awarded death penalty during last five years which included 47 persons in 2013, 79 persons in 2014, 124persons in 2015, 46 persons in 2016 and 34 persons were awarded death penalty in 2017.
In Sindh, 19 persons were awarded death penalty during last five years which included nil in 2013, 02 persons in 2014, 01 persons in 2015, 15 persons in 2016 and 01 person was awardeddeath penalty in 2017. In Balochistan, 15 persons were awarded death penalty duringlast five years which included nil in 2013 and 2014, 02 persons in 2015, 10 persons in 2016 and 03 persons were awarded death penalty in 2017.
The number of persons awarded death penalty during last five years in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) was 07 which included 01 person in 2013 nil in 2014, 06 persons in 2015, and no person was awarded death penalty in 2016 and 2017. In Gilgit Baltistan (GB), 05 persons were awarded death penalty during last five years which included 05 persons in 2013 and no person was awarded death penalty in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The report regarding persons awarded death penalty is still awaited from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
In ICT no person was awarded death sentence during last five years.– APP

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