Carretaker Balochistan Home Minister, Captain (R) Zubair Jamali chairing a high level meeting: Photo provided by DGPR

Manan Mandokhail: 

QUETTA: A crucial meeting convened under the leadership of Balochistan Home Minister, Mir Muhammad Zubair Jamali focused on the pressing issue of law and order in the province. Held at the Home Minister’s office, the gathering witnessed an in-depth review of the prevailing law and order situation, with a primary emphasis on deploying police resources effectively to restore peace in all districts of the province.

ACS Home and others attended the meeting

The meeting brought together prominent figures, including Additional Chief Secretary Home, Saleh Muhammad Nasir, Commissioner Naseerabad, DIG Police Sabi, Deputy Commissioner Sabi, and Deputy Commissioner Kachhi. Notably, a comprehensive briefing on incidents along Nutal, Bhag, and the National Highway was presented via video link, underscoring the gravity of the situation.

Joint Patrolling of levies and highway police

DIG Highway Ali Sher Jukrani, alongside DC Kachchi, provided detailed insights during the meeting. Participants unanimously agreed that collaborative efforts and joint operations are imperative to address the escalating incidents, with a particular focus on enhancing joint patrolling by levies and highway police.

Security and safety issues of the Hindu community be addressed

Highlighting the extent of the challenge, meeting attendees pointed out that the incidents span over an area of 12 kilometers. In light of these circumstances, the Inspector General of Police (IG) has given the green light to deploy two platoons of the Balochistan Constabulary (BC) to address the issue comprehensively. It was unanimously decided that all available resources must be leveraged to swiftly resolve these incidents and ensure the safety and security of the Hindu community, emphasizing the intolerable nature of these events.

11 Afghan nationals apprehended

SP Bolan, while providing updates on the ongoing efforts, revealed that 11 Afghan individuals have been apprehended in connection with the incidents. These individuals have been promptly handed over to the relevant authorities, further underscoring the commitment to maintaining law and order in Balochistan.

Coordinated efforts

The meeting concluded with a resolute determination to restore peace and security in the province through coordinated efforts, demonstrating the government’s unwavering commitment to protecting its citizens and maintaining law and order.

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