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Crackdown on Afghan SIMs ordered

Bureau Report 2013-12-03
PESHAWAR, Dec 2: The government has directed action against unauthorised use of Afghan SIMs across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata.

These directives were given by Peshawar Division Commissioner Capt (retd) Munir Azam while presiding over a meeting of Coordination Taskforce at his office here on Monday.

Deputy commissioners of Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsadda, political agents of Khyber, Mohmand, SSP operations, Peshawar, deputy director Intelligence Bureau, director Special Branch and other officials attended the meeting.

The participants presented reports about the law and order situation in their relevant areas and also gave suggestions for further improvement and restoration of peace in the regions.The commissioner took serious notice ofthe use and sale ofunauthorised Afghan SIMs and directed the officials to ensure crackdown on the people dealing in the business.

He also directed the officials to take appropriate action for blocking the entry and exit points to check the suspected people and vehicles.

The officials were asked to use all possible resources for restoration of peace and busting gangs involved in kidnappings.

DETECTORS, CCTV CAMERAS: Keeping in view the serious security issues, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved provision of latest equipments, including detectors and close circuit television cameras, to police to build their capacity.

This was stated by Syed Akhtar AliShah, Secretary Home and Tribal Affairs Department, while briefing a delegation of 16th National Institute of Management here on Monday.

He said the government had allocated sufficient funds for provision of sophisticated weapons and other necessary equipments to the police.

He said reforms in police, home department, prisons and other related departments was also included the project.

Besides establishment of anti-terrorism force, he said a high profile prison was being established in Mardan and sniper dogs had been provided to police to help detect explosives and other weapons.

Similarly, he said communities were also mobilised to extend support for restoration of peace in the province.