Lahore: As many as 175 terror suspects have been arrested in Pakistan's Punjab province in the past two days in a combing operation that was launched after 74 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a hospital in Balochistan earlier this month.
According to a statement issued by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), "More than 175 terror suspects have been arrested in combing operations in Punjab during the last two days."
The terror suspects belong to different banned organisations, it said.
Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has ordered combing operations in the country following the Quetta suicide blast in which 74 people, mostly lawyers, were killed.
Meanwhile, Geo News said the security forces have arrested 198 terrorists in combing operation in Punjab between December 2014 and August 11, 2016, citing police records.
Of 198, 9 terrorists belonged to al Qaeda, 13 to Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and remaining to Lashkar-e-Jahngvi.
No terrorist from Daesh (ISIS) has been arrested in Punjab, the police record said.