KP cabinet approves anti-terror task force, demands FC back again

Updated October 17, 2013


The KP assembly. — File Photo
The KP assembly. — File Photo

PESHAWAR: Following the death of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) law minister Israrullah Gandapur in a suicide attack, the KP cabinet in a special meeting on Thursday approved tough decisions to control the law and order situation in the province.

A special meeting of the KP cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, approved the establishment of an anti-terrorism task force which will be led by the Inspector General of Police and comprise members of all law enforcement and intelligence agencies including Army, Frontier Corps and Frontier Constabulary.

The cabinet has also demanded of the center to return the Frontier Constabulary's platoons back to the province so that they can be deployed at sensitive places for controlling law and order and fighting terrorism.

The cabinet in another decision called upon the federal government to pace up the peace talks process as KP is facing the brunt of terrorist attacks.

They also ordered monitoring of all Afghan refugees living in the capital and deportation of those found to be involved in any criminal activity.

The cabinet has also ordered property dealers to submit data of the tenants living in rented houses in the city to detect terrorists and criminal elements.

The assassinated law minister Israrullah Gandapur was a member of the ruling party in KP, the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI).

He is the most senior member of the party to have been killed so far.

PTI chief Imran Khan condemned the killing of the Gandapur and directed the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to bring those responsible for the incident to justice as soon as possible.