‘Law enforcers to re-visit security strategies, prepare foolproof plans’

KARACHI: Law enforcing authorities should re-visit their security strategies and prepare audacious and foolproof security plans with reference to present scenario and make it well equipped with expeditious intelligence sharing system and curb the terrorist before they act for nefarious designs. Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah presiding over a meeting on law and order said following the negotiation between Taliban and federal government, terrorists have threatened Sindh as we have hardstand against the terrorism.  He said now the terrorists have again threatened the Sindh government and have started their attacks, but failed to achieve their nefarious designs as we were already prepare to face them. Appreciating the audacious action by law enforcing agencies and Airport Security Force (ASF) during the operation against the terrorists at Jinnah International Airport he said our security forces were strong enough to meet any eventuality of terrorism with success. He said within shortest possible time Sindh Police would have bullet proof vehicles helmets, more armoured personnel carriers (APC) and other security related equipments to fight with terrorist without their loss of lives. He said government was well aware of the fact this was not the end of war it was beginning but we were fully optimists this war against the terrorist and for the peace, progress and prosperity of the people would be won by the government. He said, though the terrorists who attacked Jinnah International Airport were well equipped but because of expeditious response by the law enforcing agencies and ASF, the terrorists not only failed to achieve their targets but also brutally killed on the spot and we treat them with the same iron hand in future as well. However, he expressed his grief over the loss of lives of seven civil employees due to eruption of fire in cold storage during the operation against the terrorists. He said to extinguish the fire was the responsibility of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) but instead of that he himself personally visited the site last night, made deployment of the forces and enhanced the number of fire brigades and fire extinguishing staff to expedite the rescue operation. He asked the Chief Secretary to submit the complete report about this incident with causes and responsibility.Director General Rangers Major Gen Rizwan Akhtar said terrorists were killed at their initial stage of attack within few hours. Lauding the efforts of Pak Army, Rangers, Sindh Police and specially ASF, who according to him initially contained the terrorist till the arrival of other forces, DG Ranger said DNA of killed terrorists was being made for their identification. He said sprit and moral of our forces was high and our forces were full with national sprit and strong enough to defeat the terrorist/enemies easily. Inspector General Sindh Police Iqbal Mehmood said over all law and order situation was better and under control. Ratio of targeted killing was declining day by day but suddenly terrorist attack has been emerged and even it was got failed with combined efforts of law enforcing agencies.He briefed the meeting about the operation against the terrorist of Karachi Airport and its achievements. The Chief Secretary Sindh Sajjad Saleem Hotiyana briefed the meeting about the efforts to get the fire in cold storage of Karachi Airport extinguished and said he himself participated in this work. However due to heave chemical there it could not be controlled immediately but took time. During the meeting when it was reported terrorists have again attacked the ASF Camp near Karachi Airport the Chief Minister suspended the meeting and directed the IG Sindh Police and DG Rangers to rush to the site along with forces and undertake proper security step, take sever action against the attackers/criminals and ensure protection of lives and properties belonging to private and state organisation, common man and report to him immediately.

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