Shopping security ordinance being planned for capital

* Authorities still indecisive over appointment of Islamabad inspector general
AFP

ISLAMABAD: In order to make foolproof security arrangements in the capital, authorities have reportedly decided to introduce the shopping security ordinance. Under the ordinance, traders would be bound to make their own security arrangements and violators would be liable to legal action.According to sources, recommendations in this regard have been finalised to bring the ordinance in line with the Punjab Shops and Establishments (Amendment) Bill 2013. The recommendations would be forwarded to the Interior Ministry for approval after which it would be sent to President Mamnoon Hussain.On the other hand, the Interior Ministry is still indecisive over the appointment of the Islamabad inspector general (IG) after the removal of the former IG and senior superintendent of police (SSP). According to sources, around six names are being considered by the Interior Ministry with regard to appointment of the IG, but no one has been finalised yet.Meanwhile, the security has been beefed-up around the farmhouse of the former president Pervez Musharraf. According to reports, 12-foot-high concrete blocks are being placed around the farmhouse. With the help of these security arrangements, Musharraf’s residence is being made ‘bomb proof’, security officials claimed. 

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