Purging KP of illegal arms, drugs part of good governance: CM

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Staff Reporter
Peshawar

The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has said the provincial government would provide all out resources to police to improve law and order situation in the province but the police also needs to further improve its overall performance.

Chairing a high level meeting held here on Tuesday to review the overall law & order situation in the province the chief minister termed the Good Governance Strategy as an important priority area of his government and said that divisional commissioners and RPOs would be responsible for the implementation of the Good Governance Strategy and in its letter and spirit.

Besides Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr. Kazim Niaz and Inspector General Police Muazzam Jah Ansari, the meeting was also attended by all Divisional Commissioners, Regional Police officers and other high ups of Police and Home department.

Inspector General Police Muazzam Jah Ansari gave detail briefing regarding the steps taken to improve law & order situation in the province and future course of action in this regard.

The CM, however, appreciated police for its overall performance yet stressed the need to further improve it up to the public expectations.

Underlining the need to ensure writ of law at every level the chief minister directed the police high ups to have close eye on anti-social elements across the province.

The chief minister while expressing his concerns on the incidents of murders occurring due to blood feuds and property disputes in different parts of the province directed the Police for concrete steps under a well devised strategy to effectively prevent such incidents in future.

He decided to hold fortnightly meetings on regular basis to review law & order situation in the province and directed that all the RPOs will brief the review meeting about law & order situation in their respective regions and measures taken by them to improve the situation.

Mahmood Khan, while reiterating his resolve to purge the province off illegal weapons and narcotics said that Police should take concrete and visible steps to this end which cannot be compromised at any cost.

It was principally decided in the meeting to ban the issuance of new arms license. A case to this end will be moved to the provincial cabinet for formal approval.

He further directing to take strict actions against display of arms, aerial firing and narcotics.

Mahmood Khan also directed the high ups of Police to work out a strategy to further strengthen the Counter Terrorism department and Special Branch of Police to enable them effectively deal with the challenges of modern time.

While briefing the meeting about various aspects of future course of action to improve law & order situation in the province, it was informed that Police was working to collect and tabulate data of all blood feuds and property disputes at Police Station level across the province and added that besides other steps, Dispute Resolution Councils were being further strengthened.

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