QUETTA: The Balochistan government has evolved a security plan for a possible retaliation from terrorists in the wake of the Zarb-i-Azb operation launched by the army against them in North Waziristan.
A meeting presided over by the Commander of Southern Command, Lt Gen Nasir Khan Janjua, at its headquarters on Monday reviewed the overall security situation.
Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani, Inspector General of Police Amlesh Khan, Commissioner of Quetta Kambar Dashti and senior military and civilian officials attended the meeting.
The meeting was briefed about the steps taken so far by security forces on the directives of the provincial government.
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The meeting observed that in the wake of Zarb-i-Azb there was a possibility of retaliation from terrorists in Balochistan and took various decisions to bolster safety measures.
It evolved a joint strategy to provide complete security to people of the province.
“Safety of the citizens and security of all important installations will be ensured at all costs,” the meeting resolved, saying that terrorists would be dealt with an iron hand.
The meeting agreed to set up joint control rooms at provincial and district levels with the help of civil administration and law-enforcement agencies. The control rooms will be working round-the-clock to facilitate people. Telephones will be installed in the control rooms.
It urged people to inform the control rooms about any suspicious activity or a person in their area and assured them that their particulars would be kept confidential. The meeting requested people to cooperate with law-enforcement agencies.
Published in Dawn, June 24th, 2014