QUETTA – Following Sunday’s sectarian attack in Karachi, the Balochistan administration has ordered the law enforcement agencies to enhance security in the province.
Balochistan Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad chaired a high-level meeting on Monday to review the security situation of the province, particularly of the capital Quetta.
He directed police, Frontier Corps, administrative and other relevant authorities for strengthening the security arrangements and keep them prepared for any challenge. The district administrations were also directed to ensure monitoring the import and export of the explosive materials and chemicals.
It was also decided that more cameras would be installed in Quetta city and action would be taken against vehicles plying without proper registration and number plates. Action would also be taken against the hateful wall-chalking in the light of Balochistan High Court decision.
The meeting also reviewed the pace of provision of compensation to the victims of the Almadar Road and Hazara Town blasts.
Quetta deputy commissioner was directed to meet with the leaders of Quetta Yakjaheti Council to discuss the matter and redress grievances, if any. Quetta Commissioner Qambar Dashti told the meeting that there reconstruction work was underway in Hazara Town and Marriabad and for that some roads were being kept blocked.
On the occasion, Quetta Yakjahti Council Chairman Qyum Changizi demanded upgrading of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Hospital and colleges for both boys and girls in Hazara Town. The chief secretary accepted this demand and assured that the collages project will be included in the upcoming fiscal PSDP. Provincial Home Secretary Akbar Hussian Durani, IG Police ,CCPO Quetta and other officials were also present in the meeting.