Mastung aftermath: Ramp up security for rallies, candidates: PM Mulk

Published: July 15, 2018
Caretaker PM Nasirul Mulk. PHOTO:FILE

Caretaker PM Nasirul Mulk. PHOTO:FILE

QUETTA: Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk on Sunday directed the authorities concerned and stakeholders to exercise utmost precaution and take all possible measures to ensure security of the candidates and the public participating in political rallies and corner meetings.

Chairing a meeting on law and order situation at the Governor House, the prime minister strongly condemned the recent terrorist incidents in Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The meeting was attended by Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai, Chief Minister Alauddin Marri, Home Minister Agha Umar Bangulzai, Federal Interior Secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar, Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, Balochistan Chief Secretary Dr Akhtar Nazir, Home Secretary Haider Ali Shikoh, IG FC Balochistan (North) Maj Gen Nadeem Anjum, IG FC Balochistan (South) Maj Gen Sardar Tariq Aman, Balochistan IGP Mohsin Hasan Butt and other senior civil and military officials.

The meeting reviewed the overall law and order situation in the province in general and the situation in the wake of the Mastung tragedy in particular.

The Balochistan chief secretary shared details of the Mastung blast and the arrangements being made for peaceful and smooth conduct of the general elections 2018 in the province.

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The prime minister stressed upon the need for taking political leadership on board regarding security arrangements and to secure their cooperation in order to avoid any untoward incident.

He said, “An awareness campaign should be launched immediately in coordination with all the stakeholders to sensitise the general public about the need to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of security.”

PM Mulk appreciated the efforts of armed forces and civil administration for timely evacuation of the injured of the Mastung tragedy and saving precious lives.

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Earlier, the prime minister visited Sarawan House in Quetta and offered condolences to the bereaved family of Siraj Raisani, who was martyred in the Mastung terrorist attack on Friday.

The prime minister also visited Combined Military Hospital, Quetta to inquire after the health of the injured of the Mastung tragedy and prayed for their swift recovery.

Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, CM Marri and Federal Minister Roshan Khursheed Bharocha also accompanied the prime minister during his visit to the CMH.

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