Enhance security of govt buildings: Nisar

ICT Admin has introduced alert system in 10 media houses.

Rizwan Shehzad February 10, 2015
ICT officials said they had introduced an alert system for 10 media houses in the capital. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad district administration and police were ordered on Tuesday to take immediate measures for security of sensitive buildings in the capital. 

These directions were issued by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday while reviewing progress on the National Action Plan against terrorism and extremism at a meeting.

The meeting was attended by the interior secretary, National Counter Terrorism Authority national coordinator, FIA director general, ICT chief commissioner and the Islamabad IGP.

The meeting was informed that the ICT administration had conducted a security audit of 76 important buildings in Islamabad and had placed them in yellow, green and red categories.

They said the administration had also taken measures for security of media houses in the city.

ICT officials said they had introduced an alert system for 10 media houses in the capital.

The meeting also reviewed positions of the quick response force in Islamabad and communication systems in case of an emergency.

The meeting was informed that a bill to make possession of illegal mobile SIMs a cognisable offence has been tabled in the National Assembly and has been referred to the relevant sub-committee.

Officials said a process was under way to enable Pakistan Telecommunications Authority to curb terrorism and extremism related content on social media.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2015.


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