Government decides in principle to ban display of weapons in Balochistan

Home Minister Balochistan Zia Langove expresses concern over tinted glasses and display of weapons

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Government decides in principle to ban display of weapons in Balochistan

Manan Mandokhail :

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided in principle to impose a complete ban on the display of weapons and vehicles with tinted glasses. Home Minister Balochistan, Ziaullah Langove chaired a high-level meeting on Monday to discuss issues relating to the law and order situation of the province.

“Home Minister expresses concern about the display of weapons in the province”, an official handout issued said. Chief Secretary Balochistan, Mathar Niaz Rana participated in the meeting through a video link from Islamabad.

Government to send a summary to the cabinet for approval 

The provincial government would send a summary to the cabinet for approval in the days to come about the ban on the display of weapons and vehicles with tinted glasses.

Inspector-General of Police Balochistan, Muhammad Tahir Rai, Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Arshad Majeed, and other high ups also attended the meeting.

Mr. Langove directed the concerned departments to chalk out a comprehensive plan about ensuring a ban on the display of weapons and private militia in the province.

“We will clean the province of illegal weapons and narcotics”, the Home Minister stated

“We will clean the province of illegal weapons and narcotics”, the Home Minister stated. He said none would be allowed to take the law into his hands and that all-out effort would be made to maintain the law and order situation.

The government’s decision has come after the Balochistan High Court (BHC) directed the law enforcement agencies to launch a crackdown against private bodyguards/militia and ban the display of weapons in the province.

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