PM okays anti-terrorist force for Punjab

File photo/AFP
File photo/AFP

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday sanctioned the formation of an anti-terrorist force in Punjab, DawnNews reported.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by the prime minister at his Raiwind residence.

Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, Inspector General Punjab Police Khan Baig and other senior officials were present during the meeting.

The meeting reviewed the law and order situation in Punjab during which the officials gave a detailed briefing to Prime Minister Sharif on the matter.

Addressing those present, the premier said the government must ensure that its writ remains and for that purpose it has to effectively tackle elements engaged in terrorism and extortion.

He said no one would be allowed to challenge the writ of the state and directed that the anti-terrorist force be kept separate from the police force.

The prime minister moreover directed that those inducted in the force should be professional and competent individuals and should be paid well and given the most efficient equipment to carry out their duties.

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zaheer shah
Oct 18, 2013 04:41pm

N-league govt has already paralysed patrolling police and formed many forces for accomodation of their workers.this force would be nothing but Sharif force.

Akbar Khan
Oct 18, 2013 05:30pm

So terrorism is going on in KPK / Balochistan and Mr. Shariff (PM OF PUNJAB) okayed anti-terrorist force for Punjab......LoL!!!! This is a joke of century.........

This clarifies one thing i.e. though he consider himself as PM of whole PAKISTAN but internally he is a PM of Punjab only.

Oct 18, 2013 07:36pm

Another joke of a decision by our Prime Minister. Well done. I have never assumed that Mr. Sharif has a very high IQ or has exceptional education (Quaid-E-Azam studied in England and was a successful barrister, Manmohan Singh has a Doctorate from Oxford University and Obama studied at Harvard University) but decision like these really make me wonder if democracy is really good for Pakistan. Let us face it, Mr. Sharif was chosen by the majority illiterates of Pakistan. Long live democracy.

Dr. Abrar Malik
Oct 18, 2013 08:51pm

so I am guessing the "peace" talks turned out to be quite useless then? why am I not surprised?

Oct 18, 2013 09:21pm

Even though he is PM of the whole country and most of the violence is going on the rest of the provinces..... When will this PM do anything for the rest of the provinces?????

Imran Quraishi
Oct 18, 2013 10:15pm

Should have ordered the force for all the other provinces also. Seems like he is only interested in keeping the people of Punjab happy. Hopefully he did not forget that he is the prime minister of Pakistan and not Punjab only. If that really is the case then some one needs to remind him.

Oct 19, 2013 06:34am

@Akbar Khan: This task force is to protect Hafeez Saeed and Sami Ul Haq, great defenders of Pakistan and friends of Sharif brothers.

Oct 21, 2013 04:34am

KP is under day and night assault by the Talibans -- NS is raising an anti terrorist force for Punjab?

Is there something wrong with this picture?

What about Federal Responsibilities for anti-terrorism in KP -- poor Imran is supposed to 'talk' surrender all by himself? No assistance to KP from Islamabad?

Oct 21, 2013 10:26am

@Imran Quraishi: he thinks about all over the pakistan but you don,t know that is the responsibility of the C.M.and finaly got approval by the P.M.