FIRs registered against govt schools, offices for lack of security

Police launches large-scale security review, saying government institutes were vulnerable despite security measures

Riaz Ahmad January 22, 2016
Peshawar police launches a large-scale security review, saying government institutes were vulnerable despite security measures. PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: Two days after Taliban gunmen stormed the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Peshawar police on Friday registered over 70 FIRs against government schools, offices and private hostels, among others for a lack of security.

Heavily armed gunmen stormed the campus in Charsadda, killing 21 people in an attack that had chilling echoes of a 2014 assault on the Army Public School.

FIRs were registered against Government Girls Primary School Postal Colony, Banamarhi, Government Primary School Civil Colony, and Government Primary School Garhi Qamardin, among others.

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Company offices were also booked across the city, including Daewoo, Mobilink and World Food Program.

Similarly, police lodged FIRs against the administration of private hostels on University Road.

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The police has launched a large-scale security review of government educational institutes, revealing that government institutes were completely vulnerable to an attack despite security measures taken in the past.

“These government schools and other educational institutes have ignored security completely," a police official told The Express Tribune. "We are worried as terrorists are going for easy, soft and undefended targets."

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feedback | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend The only one who benefit from terrorists is security. Some of them retired boys are running these security agencies, on the other hand they have all the security deployed to secure our commissioned officers in cantonments.
Malik Bhaijan | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend Is this a joke? How about the police go ahead and take down the lal masjid molvi sitting islamabad? Unless our establishment gets its head straight, these events would not stop. Ostrich's head under the sand, that is what it is.
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