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Allah Rakha, a labourer in a factory, was enjoying the weekend on a spring evening with his two other friends at Gulshan i Iqbal Park when he suddenly heard a blast. canada goose outlet location He later came to know that a suicide bomber had hit the swings and joyrides area of this huge recreational facility.
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The hospital emergency wards were packed after this huge blast that killed at least 74 people including 30 children and many women. There are more children among the 300 injured as the bomber had targeted the children’s side of the park.
Despite many requests, a final list of the injured and dead people in this blast is not yet prepared and shared with the media.
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, both the military and the Punjab government are issuing different lists of search operations and number of arrests to show their commitment against terrorism. There are claims of initiating intelligence based operations to destroy the sleeper cells and facilitators of terrorist groups. Instead of sharing exact figures of this attack or the security lapses, there are more claims about search operations, showing a new resolve to implement the National Action Plan.
Towards the end of 2015, the Punjab government canada goose outlet jackets had claimed taking “vigorous action” under the National Action Plan in the form of the newly promulgated laws in Punjab, under which a total number of 48,617 cases had been registered, while 53,151 accused had been arrested, for various offences including hate speech, wall chalking, display of arms and other offences under the newly promulgated laws. The government had also claimed killing of 88 hardcore terrorists in police encounters in 2015 and 29 such criminals by the end of March 2016.
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He says this strategy of intelligence based operations against terrorist groups in the Punjab should be one of the many steps and there is need to take some political steps too. “We need a multi pronged strategy to curb terrorism. The initiation of separate military and canada https://www.canadagoosejacketsforcheap.com goose outlet trillium parka black paramilitary operations is beginning of a new trend in Punjab where the army and Rangers are conducting operations mostly autonomously of civil administration. The impact of this strategy, if it continues on a regular basis, will determine the ultimate fate of counter terrorism in Punjab.”
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Canada Goose Outlet “To me, it seems that all agencies, organisations and governments are passing the buck. Such reactions after major attacks are about point scoring and less serious work. We are not opting the right way to eliminate terrorism,” says Shaukat Javed, former Punjab IGP. Canada Goose Outlet
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He says that without proper strategies, clear intention and overhauling criminal justice system, we cannot move ahead.
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