16,022 suspected terrorists arrested in Pakistan in last five years

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16,022 suspected terrorists arrested in Pakistan in last five years

*ISLAMABAD - 16,022 people have been arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of being terrorists in last five years.*

The CTD submitted a report to the interior ministry recently in which it gave details about the arrests of suspected terrorists in the country.

Of the 16,022 people arrested, most – 10,993 — were from Punjab. There were 2,728 from Sindh, 1,967 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 147 from Balochistan, 61 from Islamabad Capital Territory and 126 from Gilgit Baltistan.

Around 2,500 were handed punishments by courts and 376 of them were hanged to death on charges of terrorism.

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