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Senate appreciates LEAs for peace in Balochistan

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The Senate’s Standing Committee on Human Rights appreciated the efforts of security forces for protecting life and property of public and maintaining peace in Balochistan. The committee met here with its Chairperson Nasreen Jalil in the chair. The meeting was attended Senators Jehanzeb Jamaldini, Farhatullah Babar, Mir Kabir Muhammad Shai, Mufti Abdul Sattar and Sattar Ayaz, besides Home Secretary Balochistan Akbar Harifal, Inspector General of Police Muoazzam Jah Ansari, AIG Police Chaudhry Sarwar and others.
Home Secretary Akbar Harifal briefed the committee members that about 13 suicide attacks and 14 explosions were occurred in the province in which a deputy inspector general (DIG) of police, among 687 security forces personnel, were martyred and over 1600 injured. He said about 309 persons had gone missing in the province. Relatives of some 193 missing persons had not provided their legal documents to the deportment concerned, he added.
Akbar Harifal said there had been no attack on Shia Zahireen (pilgrims) from 2014 and 2017 in the respective area of the province due to improved law and order situation. He said the security forces had sacrificed their lives for protecting the masses and sustainable peace in the area, while measures were underway to end terrorist activities.
IGP Ansari informed the committee that measures had been taken to increase number of police personnel for maintaining peace in the area. He said the sons of martyrs, including DIG Hamid Shakeel, would be given jobs in the police force. Senator Dr Jahanzeb Jamaldini said practical steps should be taken for lasting peace in the province.
“We all have to make collective efforts for wiping out terrorist activities, including sectarian target killings, from the province,” Senator Mufti Abdul Sattar added. Senator Mir Kabir Muhammad Shai said Shia Zaireen should be provided a package by the PIA for their safe journey. The Balochistan Home Secretary said the Shia Zahireen did not agree to travel by PIA, rather they wanted to travel on national highways.—APP

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