Islamabad (September 13, 2017): Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal revealed that the government has decided to ban on militant group Ansarul Sharia Pakistan (ASP).
He made these remarks at a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control which was held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Senator Abdul Rehman Malik.
The minister said that efforts were underway to track down other members of the group, adding that arrests would soon be made.
The Minister added that Director General (DG) Rangers Muhammad Saeed had provided a briefing in relation to the group.
“No group or party will be permitted to engage in provocative actions.”
The Minister said that it was decided in the meeting that all the Chief Secretaries of the provinces will meet once in a month and Chief Ministers will sit together after two months for the better implementation of NAP.
The ASP has been active since at least February when its members gunned down a guard of Police Foundation in an attack in Gulistan-i-Jauhar.
In April, they claimed the responsibility for killing a retired colonel in the Baloch Colony area.