QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has stressed the need to revamp the flawed government system, saying the nation needs competent officers, who can handle any untoward situation more professionally, in our security forces.
Addressing the 46th batch of PSP officers of the National Police Academy, Islamabad and two Pakistan Air Force officers at the CM Secretariat, the chief minister said, "In order to revamp our system to bring positivity in governance, we should foster sincerity in administrative and financial affairs of all government departments."
Balochistan Additional Chief Secretary Haider Ali Shikwa, P&D Additional Chief Secretary Abdul Rehman Buzdar, Finance Secretary Noorul Haq Baloch, Inspector General of Police Mohsin Hassan Butt, Quetta Deputy Inspector General of Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema and other police officials were present.
Addressing the cadets, the CM said, "Following new challenges, Pakistan needs honest and competent officers because the flawed system cannot be revamped without collective efforts of all government servants."
To queries of police officers regarding the law and order situation in Balochistan, Kamal said, "Weak governance in the province caused the law and order situation to deteriorate but the incumbent government has been taking steps to bring improvement in the service structure and governance.
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"The Balochistan government has been appointing diligent officers on key posts across the province in order to restore the public trust in government officers."
Talking on development schemes in Balochistan announced in the budget 2019-20, Kamal said, "The provincial government has intensified progress on development projects. Over 3,000 fake development schemes have been removed from the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP)."
To another question regarding A and B areas in the province, the CM blamed the flawed system in maintaining law and order in A and B areas. "We didn't pay attention to the resource development of the Levies force, which declined public trust. As compared with the police force, Levies didn't have better resources, but our government has taken steps to fill the gap."
On transferring power at a lower level in Balochistan, Kamal said, "The government is serious in strengthening the local government system, which would help us in resolving the public issues at their doorstep.
"In the current economic challenges in the country, the federal and provincial governments need an effective economic plan to steer Pakistan and Balochistan out of the current financial quagmire."
Separately, IGP Butt met with the 46th batch of police officers at his office.
"Law and order situation has improved in Balochistan due to the effective measures adopted by the police and other security forces, which is evident from the fact that the people are feeling an enhanced sense of peace."
Commandant National Police Academy Islamabad, Additional IG Jahanzaib Khan Jugaizai, Additional IG and Commandant Balochistan Constabulary (BC) Muhammad Naeem Akram Bhroka, Quetta DIG Cheema, Commandant Course Haider Sultan, DIG Special Branch Muhammad Javed Udho and DIG Crime Branch Wazir Khan Nasir were present during the meeting.
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The IG said, "Over 36,753 police personnel are striving to maintain durable peace and improve law and order situation in respective areas of the province. Three districts - Quetta, Gwadar and Lasbela - have been declared A-areas in order to curb crime and restore peace."
He said law and order situation had improved as compared to 2013 due to countless efforts of the police and numerous sacrifices of security forces, adding that measures were being taken to enhance the capacity of police through the provision of latest training, modern equipment and establishment of Counter Terrorism Department.
"Establishment of complaints cells in respective districts, including Gwadar, will connect all police stations with IG Office and Regional Police Office in the light of Supreme Court order for ensuring foolproof security to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Balochistan," he said, adding that the police stations across the province were being computerised in the better interest of security.