Police mobiles to patrol routes of schools: minister

January 11, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: In view of Army Public School Peshawar carnage, Senior Education Minister Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said on Monday that police mobile patrolling would be carried out from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm along routes of schools in Karachi, while it is being proposed to ban taking mobile phones within the premises of schools.

Addressing a press conference at Sindh Assembly building, Khuhro said that people with negative thinking had held whole country hostage.

He said it was the responsibility of government to provide security to people and in this regard, education department had taken support from the law enforcement agencies to provide proper security to children at schools. He said Additional Inspector General of Police (IGP) Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo had assured conducting police mobile patrolling from their 50 centers during time between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm for the security of school children.

He said they had instructed the school administrations to raise the boundary walls. He said: “Most of the schools in Karachi were established in most populous areas where crowds of people and vendors are seen outside the schools which may cause any untoward incident.”

He said: “There are 150 schools in Karachi which have no boundary walls, for which he has instructed to construct these walls immediately.”

Khuhro said they had issued a security measurement list to all government and private schools in which they had instructed for security measures for school vans, keeping records of visitors, raising boundary walls, ensuring separate entrance and exits, and fixing of CC TV cameras if manageable.

Replying to a question about demolishing a school in Shah Faisal Town, he said that area police had registered an FIR against Mukhtiar Shah and Ghulam Yaseen.

He said parliament had supported Pakistan Army and it was committed to eliminate enemy.

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