Musharraf calls meeting on law and order today
By Shahzad Raza
ISLAMABAD: President General Pervez Musharraf has called a meeting on Friday (today) to discuss why Police Order 2002 has not been implemented, and security arrangements for the upcoming local government elections.
Interior Ministry sources told Daily Times the president expressed his concern over the non-implementation of the police order.
Among others the meeting will be attended by the provincial chief ministers and inspectors general of police; Aftab Sherpao, the federal interior minister; Syed Kamal Shah, the interior secretary and the district police officers (DPOs). The chief ministers will apprise the president of difficulties they face in implementing the order.
During its last meetings the NA Standing Committee on Interior had expressed reservations over the non-implementation of the police order. The committee also deplored the lack of Provincial Public Safety Commissions. Sources said the IGs would brief on plans to ensure peace during the local council elections. The meeting may also discuss the deployment of troops in sensitive areas during the elections.