The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government has decided to provide bullet-proof cars and other vehicles to the police to help quell the violence that has ruined the fragile peace in the capital city, said the chief minister (CM) on Thursday.
“The decision has been taken to ensure public safety,” CM Mehdi Shah told
The Express Tribune on Thursday. The G-B government plans to induct more personnel in the police force and train them to deal with the violence.
Gilgit has witnessed an upsurge in violence which has claimed dozens of victims motivated by sectarian differences. The government has also installed close circuit cameras in some places.
Giving details, an official in the chief minister secretariat said that apart from bullet-proof vehicles, at least 50 more vehicles would be purchased within the next two months.
Another 26 close circuit cameras will be installed in strategic locations and more security pickets will be set up said the official, adding that protection of lives and property of the civilians is the top priority of the government.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2012.
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