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Magsi takes over as chief executive

QUETTA, Jan 14: Balochistan Governor Zulfiqar Ali Magsi took over as chief executive on Monday after a proclamation for imposition of governor’s rule in the province was issued by the Cabinet Division in Islamabad.

As chief executive, Mr Magsi will use all administrative and constitutional powers of the government.

Meanwhile, the provincial government has decided to launch a targeted operation against elements involved in sectarian terrorism, target killings and kidnapping for ransom.

A meeting, presided over by Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad on Monday and attended by the home secretary, IG Police, CCPO, DIG FC, commissioner of Quetta and the deputy commissioner, took decisions to restore confidence of people in law-enforcement agencies by conducting result-oriented actions against terrorists and anti-social elements.

It decided that the security plan for Quetta would be made more comprehensive. The police and FC would be involved in a joint strategy for action against elements involved in terrorism, sectarian attacks, target killings and other heinous crimes.

The meeting also decided that police and Frontier Corps would now adopt an offensive strategy against criminals. Police and FC officials have been directed to take action against criminals regardless of their influence and status.

A campaign against tinted glass and illegal vehicles will continue in light of the orders of the Supreme Court and strict action will be taken against officials of the Excise and Taxation Department who are involved in illegal registration of non-custom paid vehicles.