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937 URLs, 10 websites of POs blocked under NAP


ISLAMABAD, MAR 27, (DNA) -Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have registered 17,562 cases and nabbed 19,289 persons to counter hate speech, extremist literature and misuse of loudspeaker as part of measures adopted under National Action Plan (NAP).

The agencies concerned also sealed 70 shops and confiscated 5,141 equipment.

According to data issued by Ministry of Interior showing implementation status of NAP on Sunday revealed that of the total, 1,335 cases had been registered and

 2,465 persons arrested for hate speech and spreading extremist literature.

Some 16,267 cases were registered for violating misuse of loudspeaker and 16,824 persons arrested.

The authorities have also blocked 937 Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) and 10 websites of Proscribed Organizations (POs) against abuse of Internet and Social Media.

With regard to steps ensuring against re-emergence of Proscribed Organizations (POs), the data showed that the number of such organizations was 64, three were

 under-surveillance, 8,309 persons were on 4th Schedule ATA and number of movement restrictions was 2,052.

Similarly, data was being collected by National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) with regard to taking steps against Religious Persecution.=DNA


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