File Photo: Cabinet meeting picture

Staff Reporter:

QUETTA:

Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo directed the law enforcement agencies and departments to abolish all check posts established on highways of the province. He passed these directives while chairing a high-level law and order meeting on Sunday.

The relevant federal and provincial security agencies were instructed to immediately remove the check posts on the highways and it was decided that from now on no organization will establish check posts on the highways without the permission of the provincial government, an official handout issued by the CM Secretariat said.

Humiliating people under the guise of check posts will not be accepted: CM Balochistan

Cabinet members said that humiliating the people under the guise of check posts will not be accepted and the self-respect of the people will not be allowed to be violated, the statement mentioned.

Women, children, patients and the elderly in buses and vehicles are stopped for hours at the check posts, which not only hurts their self-respect but also makes them undergo mental and physical torture, the cabinet members lamented.

Federal security agencies should ensure the protection of the country by giving duties at the borders and prevention of smuggling and drugs. Levies do not have the authority to harass people by setting up check posts on the highways, nor should the rights of the people be compromised in the name of security, Mr. Bizenjo made it clear.

Cabinet pays rich tribute to martyred of security forces

There should be no check posts of federal security agencies inside the cities. In the cabinet meeting, it was said that the security agencies should carry out targeted operations against anti-social elements because the usefulness of check posts on the highways has never been revealed and not till today.

The cabinet also decided to take strong action against drug dealers in other areas of the city including Saryab Road. In the meeting, the sacrifices of the security agencies in the war against terrorism were acknowledged and rich tribute paid to them.
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