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CM advises law enforcing agencies to tighten up security in Gilgit-Baltistan

The meeting was attended by heads and representatives of law enforcing agencies and officials of the home department

The meeting was attended by heads and representatives of law enforcing agencies and officials of the home department
GIlgit: The meeting was attended by heads and representatives of law enforcing agencies and officials of the home department

Gilgit, January 24: Protecting the lives and resources of the people is the government’s prime responsibility and no stone will be left unturned in pursuit of this objective. Gilgit-Baltistan can be saved from the new wave of terror through better planning and coordination.

These views were expressed by Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah, today while chairing a meeting attended by senior administration officials, including Chief Secretary Younus Dagha.

Mehdi Shah instructed the law enforcing authorities to tighten up security on the entry and exit points of Gilgit-Baltistan and enhance scrutiny of non-local people in the region. He also said that the security of the Gilgit jail needs to be enhanced.

A news item that appeared in a local newspaper about a suspected terror plot involving security official (s) was rubbished by officials during the meeting.

Important parts of the Gilgit city will be monitored through Close-Circuit Cameras (CCTV), to keep an eye on the movement of suspicious elements, the meeting was told by officials.

Fears of insecurity have increased in Gilgit-Baltistan as a result of a fresh wave of violence in different parts of the country in the recent days. There are reports of the federal government’s intentions to a launch a major military offensive against militants.

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