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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Eight districts declared sensitive in Balochistan

Monday, December 05, 2011

QUETTA: Balochistan Home Secretary Nasibullah Bazai said on Sunday that eight districts of the province including Quetta were sensitive and stringent security arrangements had been made.

Addressing a crowded news conference along with CCPO Quetta Ahsan Mehboob, Commissioner Quetta Muhammad Nasim Lehri and Director General Directorate of Public Relations Kamran Asade, he said that over 5,000 personnel of police, 27 platoons of the Frontier Corps and 500 personnel of Levies Force had been deployed in and around Quetta city while tight security arrangements had also been made in seven other districts including Jaffarabad, Nasirabad, Jhal Magsi, Sibi, Kachhi Bolan, Loralai, Zhob and Khuzdar to avert any untoward incident during Ashura.

Replying to a question, he said that mourners of the processions had been asked not to bring weapons with them. He said there was no threat hurled to commit sabotage act adding that however, foolproof security arrangements were put to maintain law and order.

He said that 300 to 400 Nato oil tankers and containers in Quetta, Pishin and Qila Abdullah districts and 200 to 300 in other districts had been assembled for protection purposes. CCPO Mehboob said that 32 CCTV cameras had been installed to vigil movement on main city roads, adding that out of them 11 were installed on routs of the Muharram-ul-Haram related processions. He said that 30 cases out of 44 in connection with terrorism had been partially or completely worked out. He said that 40 offenders were wanted in these cases.

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