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CCTV cameras to be installed across KP

Bureau Report 2013-12-10
PESHAWAR, Dec 9: In order to overcome terrorism and crime, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to install closed-circuit television cameras at important places in the province with a central command system bedsides setting up a counterterrorism department, forensic science laboratories and police FM radio station, and computerising record and operations of the provincial home and police departments.

It has also decided to enforce ban on unauthorised use of loud speakers through auqaf department and promote medical tourism facility for Afghan patients.

This was stated by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak while chairing the first meeting of the working group on law and order in the province at the CM Secretariat here on Monday.

According to a handout issued here,the chief minister stressed the need to benefit from the collective wisdom to restore peace in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which, he said, was the government`s ultimate goal to lead the province towards sustained economic growth.

He said it was good that the working group consisted of men of integrity belonging to cross section of life and were the public opinion leaders in their respective fields and therefore, they would go through a comprehensive process and brain storming to gather solid recommendations with the aim that how to win back durable peace and eliminate all sorts of crimes and terrorism from the society.

Mr Khattak said long border with Fata and war-hit Afghanistan was a factor behind unrest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which, but we have to face and tackle the challenges accordingly with laying a foolproof security network all over the province.

He agreed with the recommendationsof the members for chalking out short and long term security plans with special branch and intelligence re-enforcement.

The chief minister said involvement of the people and seeking their cooperation and satisfaction was a must for 100 percent success in this regard.

He, however, urged the departments to fix deadlines for implementing recommendations of the working group.

Mr Khattak said the era of bad governance had gone and the departments, including home and police department, would not only have to function properly and kick out the black sheep from within but also have to take measures to address the people`s problems.

He said the provincial government was endeavouring to exploit all political and diplomatic means to stop terrorism being external element but all relevant departments would have to play its due role as well and give positive results in this regard.