Islamabad, Oct 18: The Islamabad police on Sunday arrested 35 people belonging to a banned terror organization Hizb- ut-Tahrir, including their key leaders.
The activists of the banned organization, which included highly qualified persons such as computer engineers, telecom engineers, environment scientists, civil engineers, businessman and an officer of US-Aid project, have been booked under Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
Hate literature and other objectionable materials were also recovered during the raid, The News reports.
"The government had banned the outfit and barred its activities but the organization was working secretly and creating unrest among the public through the SMS and statements. The arrested activists have been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act," Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam said.
All the arrested activists would be presented before a local court later for further proceedings.