peshawar - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan chaired a high level meeting held here on Friday regarding law and order situation in the province including the newly merged districts.
The meeting expressed concerns over the increasing incidents of law and order and attacks on the personnel of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in certain parts of the province; and took a number of decisions on various matters to devise future course of action for the effective prevention of such incidents.
Special Assistant to CM on Information, Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif, Chief Secretary Shehzad Bangash, Inspector General Police Moazzam Jah Ansari, Principal Secretary to CM Amjad Ali Khan, Secretary Home Yahya Akhwanzada, Commissioner Peshawar Riaz Mehsud and other concerned civil and military high ups attended the meeting.
The participants of the meeting were informed about increasing law and order incidents, steps taken by LEAs to prevent such incidents, achievements of the LEAs against miscreants and various other related issues. The meeting was told that the current situation in the neighbouring country Afghanistan had direct impact on law and order situation in the province, however, LEAs were fully prepared to deal with such challenges in an effective manner and they had achieved a number of remarkable achievements during actions against miscreants.
The meeting stressed the need for result-oriented steps under a joint strategy of all the relevant stakeholders to prevent the law and order incidents in the province; and the concerned authorities were directed for necessary steps in this regard. It was decided in the meeting to revisit the security plans of educational institutions and sensitive places in the province; and to put in place foolproof security plans for the purpose.
The meeting agreed to have a high-level committee with the aim to oversee the implementation of the recommendations of National Action Plan on regular basis. The meeting also stressed the need to improve the existing system of investigation and prosecution in order to make it aligned with the challenges of the prevailing situation; and concerned quarters were directed to propose necessary amendments in the relevant laws for the purpose.
Talking on this occasion, the chief minister directed the high ups of LEAs to gear up intelligence-based operations against miscreants and to focus special attention on result-oriented actions against drug peddlers and extortionists. He further directed the concern quarters to come up with solid proposals to further strengthen police, specially the counter terrorism department to enable it to effectively deal with the emerging law and order situation.
The chief minister assured that the provincial government was to provide all-out support to the law enforcement agencies, and all the required resources would be provided on priority basis to strengthen LEAs. He lauded the performance of the LEAs in achieving remarkable success during actions against miscreants.