Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed that the Apex Committee’s decisions be completely implemented.
“The protection of civilians is the main priority of the government, and no gap in security would be permitted,” Prime Minister Shehbaz said on Saturday while chairing a meeting in Islamabad about the country’s general law and order situation.
The Prime Minister directed the Interior Minister to visit the four provinces, emphasizing the importance of improving connections and coordination between the Centre and the provinces in order to improve the law-and-order situation.
He stated that law enforcement organizations should be outfitted with contemporary weaponry and equipment and that provincial counter-terrorism departments should be strengthened.
During the conference, security issues in Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan, and Azad Kashmir were discussed.
The gathering was informed that initiatives are being conducted to further streamline safe city programmes in major metropolitan areas.
According to reports, the federal interior secretary visited the four provinces on the prime minister’s orders and investigated challenges faced by the provinces as well as examined the need for resources in an effort to enhance the country’s law and order situation.
The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, Special Assistants to Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatimi and Jehanzeb Khan, chief secretaries of the four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Commissioner of Capital Territory Islamabad, Inspector Generals of Police of the provinces, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and officials concerned.