Law and order situation improved in Balochistan: Interior Minister

Federal interior minister reviewed law and order situation in Quetta

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By Our Reporter

QUETTA: The federal interior minister brigadier (R) Syed Ejaz Shah has said sacrifices rendered by masses and security forces in Balochistan improved law and order situation in the province. The federal interior minister arrived Quetta on Friday to review law and order situation and monitor arrangements at Pak-Iran border Taftan in the aftermath of corona virus cases in neighboring country.

Corona virus has caused 107 deaths in neighboring Iran and Pakistan has closed its border with Iran.

Brigadier (R) Ejaz Shah stated that Pakistan was considered to be one of the safest countries in the region after security forces conducted operations against terrorists. He said peace has returned to Balochistan and that recent terrorist attack in Quetta appeared to be last frustrated attempts by terrorists.

Commenting on arrangements at Pak-Iran border Taftan after corona virus cases in Iran, the federal minister said that all resources were being utilized to halt the virus. He said Zaireen (Shia pilgrims) were allowed to enter into Pakistan after conducting their screening.

Border with Iran still closed

Hundreds of Zaireen returning from Iran have been kept in quarantine center. All basic facilities have been provided to Zaireen staying at Pakistan house Taftan, Mr. Shah said. He however informed that still 3000 Pakistanis were in Iran and that they would be allowed to enter into Pakistan after verification from Iranian health officials.

In response to a question, the interior minister said Prime Minister was personally monitoring the situation with regard to the corona virus.

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