ISLAMABAD: Sindh and Punjab police will launch yet another joint operation against notorious dacoits of Kacha area in Sindh. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Na­­ti­o­nal Action Plan Imple­m­e­ntation Review Com­mit­tee held at the National Counter Terror­ism Auth­ority (Nacta) headquarters on Friday.

Presided over by Fed­eral Minister for Interior Mohsin Raza Naqvi, the meeting was attended, among others, by the interior secretary, heads of Nacta and FIA, police chiefs of Punjab, Sindh, KP, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltis­tan and provincial home secretaries.

The meeting decided to conduct a joint operation to clear the Kacha areas of dacoits. The IGs briefed the meeting on the security and safety measures taken for the Chinese citizens in the country.

It also decided to restrict the movement of those tou­rists who do not follow prescribed SOPs. It also revi­e­wed security arrangem­e­nts in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad during the Iranian President’s visit.

Any negligence in this regard will not be tolerated at all, Mr Naqvi told the meeting, adding that strict disciplinary action will be taken for negligence in implementing the SOPs for protection of foreign nationals.

The minister said that in order to eradicate terrorism, institutions would be equipped with modern technology while the federal government will provide all possible support to provinces in this regard.

Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2024

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