Following the death of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) law minister Israrullah Gandapur in a suicide attack, the KPK cabinet in a special meeting on Thursday approved tough decisions to control the law and order situation in the province.
A special meeting of the KPK cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, approved the establishment of an anti-terrorism task force which will be led by the Inspector General of Police and comprise members of all law enforcement and intelligence agencies including Army, Frontier Corps and Frontier Constabulary.
The cabinet has also demanded of the center to return the Frontier Constabulary's platoons back to the province so that they can be deployed at sensitive places for controlling law and order and fighting terrorism.
The cabinet in another decision called upon the federal government to pace up the peace talks process as KPK is facing the brunt of terrorist attacks. It also ordered monitoring of all Afghan refugees living in the capital and deportation of those found to be involved in any criminal activity.
The cabinet has also ordered property dealers to submit data of the tenants living in rented houses in the city to detect terrorists and criminal elements.
Inspector General Police briefed the Cabinet about security situation and steps taken for security of lives and property of public.
Earlieré the Cabinet offered fateha for the martyrs of D.I. Khan suicide attack including Provincial Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Israrullah Khan Gandapur.
Addressing the Cabinet Minister Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak said that in case the proposed dialogue failed to produce a solution, some other option will have to be dug out.
Earlier, talking to media persons Pervez Khattak said that simultaneous mention of peace talks and fight was beyond his understanding.
He regretted that despite the fact that participants across the board endorsed peace talks at the All Parties Conference, peace could not be restored to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.