ISLAMABAD: At least 16,344 operations have been conducted and 12,462 arrests made under the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism, Radio Pakistan reported.
A report on implementation of the NAP was presented to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday.
The report went on to add that 3,265 cases were also registered for the misuse of loudspeakers.
It added that 31 million SIMs were verified and that the entire process will be completed by mid-April this year.
Regarding regulation of madrassas, the prime minister was informed that there was a consensus on the registration, regulation, financing, curriculum, audit and that relevant data is being shared with the provincial governments in this regard.
The premier was also informed that as many as 233 militants were identified to have links with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or its affiliates.
Under the category of sectarian terrorism, 294 proclaimed offenders were identified, 547 cases registered under hate speech, 416 arrests made, 83 material confiscated while 41 shops sealed, the report added.
Regarding the Afghan refugees, the premier was told that an action plan has been finalised and registration of un-documented refugees is underway.
The premier was further confirmed that a security audit of media houses as well as the journalists in all provinces and Islamabad was completed and that 57 security guards were trained so far.