Govt prepares for sectarian purge in southern Punjab

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government is planning a massive swoop to cleanse the impoverished southern Punjab of terrorist groups, particularly those fuelling sectarianism, as part of the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism.

Although intelligence-based targeted raids have been ongoing in the region for some time, the country’s civil and military authorities have given the nod for a decisive push against sectarian organisations in the area.