'Terrorists operating suicidal networks from Pak brothels'

Lahore, Apr 11: Some high-profile terrorists are reportedly operating their suicidal networks from brothels, in the guise of hotels and guesthouses, in Pakistan.

"We have traced a few phone calls of high-profile terrorists operating their suicidal network from these brothels," a DIG of the Punjab Police Headquarters, said, adding that the brothels have become the safe havens for terrorists in the City.

The Nation quoted him as saying that many police officials are rendering support and cooperation to the owners of these brothels.

"Can you believe even DSPs and SPs are involved as whenever they raid they direct the hotel owners and managers to directly meet them (DSPs andSPs) instead of wasting their time on SHOs," the insiders have said.

Besides, a confidential police report has revealed that out of total 445, almost 128 brothels are located in the Model Town police division, 96 in Saddar, 75 in City, 52 in Civil Lines, and 42 in the Cantonment police division.

Despite warnings given by the report, compiled by former Capital City Police Officer, Mohammad Pervaiz Rathore, no action has reportedly been taken against the sex workers, those patronising the criminals, and other anti-social elements.