JIT to probe into Attack on Zehri

QUETTA: Government of Balochistan has decided to conduct inquiry into the bomb attack on Sardar Sanaullah Zehri President PMLN Balochistan through Joint Investigation team JIT. In the attack son, daughter and brother of Sardar Zehri were killed.

Decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nawab Ghaus Bakhsh Barozai here Monday.

Meeting reviewed measures for maintaining law and order in the province particularly in Kalat division and during elections.

Chief Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, Secretary Home Akbar Hussain Durrani, Secretary Finance Dosten Jamaldini, IG Police Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera, Commissioner Kalat Ghulam Ali Baloch, DIG Special Branch Rehmatullah Niazi, DIG FC Brigadier Khalid attended.

In light of directive of Chief Minister meeting decided to hold inquiry into bomb explosion to ascertain the facts of Khuzdar incident and elements responsible for it through Joint Investigation Team. It would consist of law enforcement agencies and secretary agencies officials.

Meeting decided regarding of polling stations according to their sensitivity about deployment of security forces plan according to sensitive, more sensitive and normal polling stations. Number of sensitive polling stations would be reduced in view of ground realities so that effective security measures could be adopted.

Meeting also decided that during election security of Kalat and Mekran Divisions would be at the priority of the government and deployment of additional security forces in Mekran and Kalat divisions as well as other divisions would be made by Apr 25. Deployment of forces would be ensuring at priority basis in sensitive districts.

Secretary Home told that a control room has been setup at Home Department to monitor steps for maintaining law and order during election and timely decision. It would work round the clock. Chief Secretary while visiting this control room has directed to making it still effective.

Meeting expressed optimism that all resources and forces would be fully operationalised for holding elections in peaceful and a conductive atmosphere. Alternative polling staff would also be kept ready.

It was also decided that government machinery and administration would remained completely impartial during elections and no interference in the elections would be tolerated in the election process.

Chief Secretary proposed that retired employee’s services should be sought on temporary basis and they should be deployed for the security of political leaders. Salaries to these retired employees would be paid by the provincial government.

Chief Minister approved to complete this proposal.

He said that with success in the election candidates get power and these are sources of achieving power. We are facing problems and difficulties due to tribal disputes and hurdles from elements opposed to parliamentary politics. It is challenge for us. However if there is courage to work and political commitment then there is no difficulty.