On Saturday, a spokesperson for the Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed that five people suspected of belonging to banned organisations had been apprehended during intelligence-based operations throughout the province.
Those terrorists were identified as members of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Sipah-i-Sahaba, according to the press release.
Mehmood Musa, a “key operator of the TTP,” was named by the CTD as one of the terrorists apprehended in Lahore. Abdul Hanan, Rahmat Ali, Muawiya, and Muhammad Arabi are among the other apprehended terrorists.
They were arrested in Lahore, Bahawalpur, and Sheikhupura, and the department said the terrorists had planned a “large-scale terror attack” in the province.
The CTD said that four cases had been filed against the suspects, and that they had been sent to an undisclosed location for investigation.
IG Punjab ordered 458 combing operations to be carried out this week.
As the statement continued, it said that 52 cases had been filed and that 97 people had been apprehended during the combing operations.