Peshawar: Police foiled 317 terror bids in 5 months: official
PESHAWAR: A police spokesman said on Friday that the force had foiled 317 terror bids during the first five months of the year in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Clarifying a news item, he said Inspector General of Police Fiaz Toru in an interview had said the police force had foiled 317 terrors attempts, including seizure of suicide jackets, explosives-laden vehicles, improvised explosive devices, etc from January 1 to May 31, while 141 terror occurrences happened in the period.
Similarly, the IGP sought the approval of the amended Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), not of the National Counter Terrorism Ordinance, so that the 1100 terrorism-related cases pending in the anti-terror courts could be disposed of expeditiously.
The ATA, which was enacted in 1997 and in which amendments were proposed later on, could not be implemented after the passage of the 18th Amendment, the spokesman said while referring to the IGP remarks.