On Saturday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif convened a high-level meeting to discuss the current state of law and order in the country. It was attended by the Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, Special Assistants to the Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatimi and Jehanzeb Khan, as well as the chief secretaries and inspector generals of the four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Islamabad Capital Territory.
The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of enhancing cooperation between the central and provincial authorities in maintaining law and order, directing the Minister of the Interior to visit each of the four provinces. According to Prime Minister Shehbaz, the government is committed to ensuring the safety of its citizens and any shortcomings in security measures will not be tolerated.
There was a review of the security situation in the four provinces, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan, and Azad Kashmir. The federal interior secretary was reported to have visited each of the four provinces, examining the issues faced by the regions and determining their resource requirements in efforts to improve the law and order situation.
As a result of the Prime Minister’s directive, authorities are being directed to implement the decisions of the Apex Committee, including providing law enforcement agencies with modern weapons and equipment, as well as increasing the capacity of counter-terrorism departments in the provinces. In addition, the meeting was informed of the ongoing efforts to streamline safe city projects in major cities.
The Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, concluded his remarks by emphasizing the importance of improving the coordination between the central and provincial authorities in order to maintain a stable legal and order situation and to ensure citizens’ safety.