QUETTA: A high-level meeting to review the law and order situation in the province has decided to take strong measures in view of the recent wave of terrorist attacks across the country.

The meeting was chaired by Balochistan Chief Min­ister Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo on Friday.

The meeting directed the security agencies to keep a vigilant eye on the activities of the banned organisations.

There would be no compromise on the law and order and nobody would be allowed to impede the development in the process, the CM vowed.

Additional Chief Secr­etary Home and Tribal Affairs, Zahid Saleem, Insp­e­ctor General of Police Abdul Khaliq Sheikh, Quetta Com­missioner Sohailur Rehman Baloch, and Special Branch DIG attended the meeting while Home Minister Ziau­llah Langove and divisional commissioners participated through a video link.

The additional chief secretary home and other officials briefed the meeting about the overall law and order situation in the province and about the measures taken to counter terrorism threats.

Makran division commissioner said most demands of the Haq Do Tehreek — which is protesting over illegal trawling and other issues — have been implemented while the government also held talks with Maulana Hidayatur Rehman, who is leading the movement.

He blamed Mr Rehman for ‘repeatedly changing his sta­n­ce’ and added that it created hurdles in the negotiations.

The meeting also decided to increase the strength of security personnel in sensitive districts.

Published in Dawn, December 25th, 2022

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