Counter-terrorism: Police to get bullet-proof cars

The decisi­on has been taken to ensure public safety says CM Mehdi Shah.

Express January 13, 2012


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.


Afaaq | 9 years ago | Reply

Instead of wasting money on bullet proof cars for a select few. The right to bear arms should be given to every Pakistani. The Police and security agencies have miserably failed to curtail the supply of arms to dacoits, theives and criminals. The only people who dont have guns are the common folk. In many progressive western countries people have a right to bear arms and use them in self defence. That not only gives people confidence and a feeling of security it puts a big question mark on the mind of all criminals to think twice before committing a crime.

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