PM lauds security forces’ role in uplift of K-P districts

Imran, Gen Qamar visit Peshawar Corps HQ; lay floral wreath at martyrs monument


Our Correspondent August 06, 2021

RAWALPINDI:

Prime Minister Imran Khan has lauded security forces for providing an enabling environment for the completion of socio-economic development projects in the newly merged districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) which are "vital for enduring stability and sustainable progress of the area", the military said.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the premier expressed these remarks during a visit to Peshawar Corps Headquarters along with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. K-P Governor Shah Farman and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan also accompanied the prime minister

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Upon arrival, the military's media wing said, PM Imran laid a floral wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument. He was briefed in detail about the prevalent security situation, ongoing stabilisation operations, fencing along with the Pak-Afghan border and socio-economic development projects being undertaken in NMDs.

The prime minister was also apprised on various contingencies planned to tackle the evolving security situation along the Pak-Afghan International Border, it added.

The ISPR said that PM Imran expressed his satisfaction over the efficacy of Pakistan’s comprehensive border management regime and the pragmatic measures being taken to ensure effective border control and internal security.

According to the ISPR, the premier also appreciated formation for its dedicated assistance to civil administration during Covid, locust, anti-polio campaigns and tree plantation drive.

On Thursday, PM Imran directed for updating the National Action Plan (NAP) of 2014 in order to make it more effective to cater to the needs of present-day challenges, especially espionage, subversion and cyber security.

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The prime minister chaired a high-level meeting, where the country’s top civil and military leadership reviewed the overall law and order situation and implementation status of NAP 2014 that was formulated to ensure security in the length and breadth of the country.

While reviewing the law and order situation in the country, “especially, in tri-border areas of Punjab and Balochistan”, the prime minister directed for the establishment of an Inter-Provincial Border Committee to address boundary issues using the Survey of Pakistan 2021, officials said.

It was also decided that civil and police administration in the area would be strengthened further to improve the security situation in these areas.

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