Caretaker Chief Minister Balochistan, Ali Mardan Domki chairing a high-level meeting about the Turbat incident: Photo provided by DGPR

Syed Ali Shah: 

QUETTA: Under the leadership of Caretaker Chief Minister Mir Ali Mardan Khan Domki, a crucial emergency meeting was convened at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat to address the recent Turbat incident and evaluate the overall law and order situation in the province. This high-level gathering brought together prominent figures, including Inspector General of Police Balochistan Abdul Khaliq Sheikh, DIG CTD Aitzaz Ahmed Gurayah, and other key security officials.

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Key Points:

  • Detailed Briefing: IG Police Balochistan Abdul Khaliq Sheikh provided attendees with a comprehensive overview of the Turbat incident, including its initial report and the progress made in the ongoing investigation.
  • Condemnation of Turbat Incident: Caretaker Chief Minister Mir Ali Mardan Khan Domki expressed profound regret and condemnation for the unfortunate Turbat incident, which resulted in the tragic loss of innocent laborers and police personnel.
  • Enhancing Levies Force: The Chief Minister emphasized the importance of strengthening the professional capabilities of Levies Force personnel to effectively combat subversive activities in the region.
  • Proactive Measures: In response to the Turbat incident, the Caretaker Chief Minister stressed the need for strategic planning to prevent sabotage incidents by acting promptly on intelligence-based information. The goal is to ensure foolproof security arrangements in the province.
  • Integrated Intelligence System: Chief Minister Domki underlined the necessity of creating an integrated joint intelligence system to identify and apprehend those involved in such incidents and their collaborators.
  • Immediate Personnel Deployment: While awaiting the implementation of new recruitment processes, Chief Minister Domki instructed the deployment of available personnel from different districts of the province to Turbat, as needed, to safeguard the laborers who have come from outside the region for work.
  • Daily Joint Investigation Meetings: A critical step forward includes daily joint investigation team meetings in Turbat, comprising members from the police, Levies, CTD, and sensitive institutions. The focus is on accelerating progress and improving the effectiveness of the ongoing investigation.

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