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Three FM radio stations seized in Swat: Cheema

ISLAMABAD, Mar 25 (APP): The security forces seized three illegal FM radio stations in Swat last week for broadcasting messages of militants, Interior Ministry Spokesman Brig ® Javed Iqbal Cheema said here Tuesday.

In addition twelve suspects were arrested and a large quantity of illegal small arms, ammunition, audio cassettes and provocative literature was recovered and confiscated during the week, he told weekly media briefing.

The situation is fast returning to normal in Swat, he said adding after the policy guidelines by the Prime Minister the Interior Ministry will then spell out its action plan for maintaining law and order to curb the menace of terrorism.

He said “the new government will soon unveil its programme to deal with serious problems confronting the country including fight against scourge of extremism and terrorism.”

To a question he said the Ministry is negotiating with the government of China for purchase of explosive detectors and scanners to avoid suicide attacks.

These equipment would be installed at entry and exits points of main cities, border and other security zones.

He said the last eight days witnessed momentous national events including inaugural session of National Assembly, Eid-e-Milad un Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him), Pakistan Day and Good Friday festivities of the Christian community.

The law enforcement machinery remained on high alert and no incident of disruption or violence by anti-state elements was reported from any part of the country despite strong indication of terrorists attacks, he added.

To a question about probe by UN investigation team into Benazir assassination, Cheema said “it will be government’s discretion.”

About recent suicide attacks in Lahore, he said investigation is underway. About Rashid Rauf escape and investigation, he said many people including Rashid Rauf are still at large and the government is taking measures for their arrest.

Replying to a question about missing people, he said the government is making all out efforts to trace out those people.
Source: The Nation
Date:3/26/2008