Quetta - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday chaired a high-legal emergent meeting at the Governor’s House to chalk out a new strategy to save the provincial metropolitan city, in particular, and the entire Balochistan, in general, from the onslaught of religious extremists, terrorist outfits and foreign-sponsored agents.
It was in fact a combination of civil and military top leaderships that assembled in this terror-ridden capital to deliberate ways and means to protect the lives and property of the citizens. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri, Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan, National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua, ISI DG Lt-Gen Rizwan Akhtar, Commander Southern Command Lt-Gen Amir Riaz, MI DG Maj-Gen Nadeem Zaki Manj, DGMO Maj-Gen Sahir Shamshad and the Frontier Constabulary inspector general also attended the meeting.
The FC IG and the ISI local commander briefed the participants about the nature of the Monday night attack on the police cadets’ hostel claiming 63 lives and injuring over 150 others. They also explained the clean-up operation carried out jointly by the FC and light commando unit of the army. The meeting was informed by ISI Commander Brig Khalid Farid that the plan to attack Police Training College Hostel was made in New Delhi, handed to Afghan NDS-RAW network which assigned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi operating on Afghan soil to execute it. He was of the view that all recent terrorist attacks had links with Afghan NDS that is running training camps in Spin Boldak, located close to Chaman on Pak-Afghan border.