The Newspaper's Staff Correspondent August 02, 2019
QUETTA: Three districts of Balochistan have been converted into ‘A’ areas from ‘B’ areas.
*‘A’ areas are those where police are responsible for maintaining law and order, while ‘B’ areas are those where Levies perform such duties.*
*About three months ago, the Balochistan cabinet had decided to convert the Levies areas of Quetta, Gwadar and Lasbela districts into police areas to improve security.*
As part of implementation of the decision, the process of merger of police and Levies stations in three districts of has begun.
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*Police have taken charge of Levies stations in Quetta, Gwadar and Lasbela.*
According to a notification issued by the Balochistan government, station house officers have taken charge of the stations.
Officials said that Levies stations in other districts would also to be converted into police zones in the near future.
The Awami National Party, which is a part of the coalition government in Balochistan, had opposed the cabinet decision and its provincial president Asghar Khan Achakzai has filed a petition in the Balochistan High Court against it.
Published in Dawn, August 2nd, 2019