Punjab crackdown is a national operation, says law minister
LAHORE: A day after the military confirmed launching a crackdown against terrorists in Punjab, provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday said the operation launched in the province is a "national operation." The minister said the country's complete political leadership, religious parties, opposition and the government are backing the crackdown. Giving some details on the modalities of the operation, Sanaullah said action will be taken jointly by all law enforcing agencies. "Some kacha areas have been identified where operations will be launched by police, elite force and the counter-terrorism department, and if need be Rangers and Army will be called in."The law minister's conference comes an hour before ISPR chief Asim Bajwa and Federal Information Minister Pervez Rashid are scheduled to address a joint conference in Islamabad.