New security plan for Quetta

Updated February 20, 2017

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QUETTA: The Balochistan government has prepared a new security plan for Quetta in the wake of recent wave of terrorism in the country.

Official sources said on Sunday that under the security plan jointly prepared by police, Frontier Corps and other security agencies, profiling of houses in the provincial capital will be carried out to track down the elements working as facilitators of banned outfits.

There will be a ban on residing in mosques, seminaries, schools and government buildings which are required to get themselves registered with the police station concerned. Registration of tenants has been made mandatory. Legal action will be taken if they fail to do so.

Under the plan, the hosts will have to inform a committee to be formed by the area police station about the visit of guests.

“If any relative or guest staying in a school, seminary or mosque without prior information to the committee, he will be arrested and will face legal action,” the sources said.

The security plan has also made it compulsory for the watchmen to be trained and registered. “Police and FC will jointly give training to the watchman,” Nasibullah Khan, Superintendent of Sariab police, said.

He said more security cameras had been installed on the outskirts of Quetta, especially in the Sariab area.

Major Nasir, senior officer of the Gazaband Scouts, a wing of the Frontier Corps, said local committees would be formed to get information about the people and their party affiliation. He said hidden cameras would be installed at important entry and exit points in suburban areas of the provincial capital.

Published in Dawn, February 20th , 2017