Indian firing at LoC condemned


Senate Standing Committee on Interior in its meeting on Thursday strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Thub sector in which a sepoy of Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom.
The Committee highly commended the efforts of the Frontier Corps (South) in restoring the peace and eliminating terrorism from Balochistan. The Committee paid rich tribute to the martyrs of FC Balochistan (South) and offered fateha for martyrs of the nation.
Senator A. Rehman Malik chaired the meeting while Senators Shibli Faraz, Kalsoom Perveen, Muhammad Javed Abbasi, Asad Ali Khan Junejo, Rana Maqbool Ahmad, Haji Momen Khan Afridi, Mian Muhammad Attique Shaikh besides Sheikh Ansar Aziz mayor of Islamabad, Chairman CDA Afzal Latif, Secretary Ministry of Interior, Home Secretary Balochistan, Commissioner Islamabad and senior officers of the attached departments attended the meeting.
The Senate Standing Committee on Interior while deliberating on performance of FC Balochistan (South) has said that countering terrorism and the measures taken by the security forces to eliminate the menace of terrorism are highly commendable.
Senator Rehman Malik while presiding over the meeting of the Committee at the Parliament House has observed that brave soldiers have laid their lives for protecting the geographical and ideological borders of the country and they deserve a huge applause in recognition of their sacrifices. He eulogized the services of security forces including FC in this regard.
The Chairman of the Committee Senator A. Rehman Malik observed that the institution of Frontier Corps needs more budget as well as human resource besides other modern equipment and logistical support to root out the terrorists and extremists from the country.
He said that financial concentrates limit the performance and become a source of trouble in achieving the desired objectives. He said that it would be in the best national interest to fully equipped all the Law Enforcement Agencies especially Frontier Corps (FC).—INP

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