CM reviews security situation in wake of Charsadda attack

LAHORE: CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif offering prayer for the victims of Bacha Khan University, Charsadda, prior to a meeting. INP PHOTO


Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif presided over a high level meeting, on Thursday, which reviewed in detail the overall law and order situation in the province.

The meeting strongly condemned the incident of terrorism at Bacha Khan University Charsadda and also offered fateha for the martyrs. The participants of the meeting prayed for the early recovery of the injured persons.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that Punjab government and the people of the province fully sympathised with the bereaved families of martyrs. He said that that Punjab is standing by the people and government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in this hour of grief.

Sharif directed to further strengthen security arrangements in Punjab for protection of life and property of the masses. He said that all possible steps should be taken for maintaining an atmosphere of law and order in the province. He directed that the security plan evolved for educational institutions should be strictly implemented and law enforcement agencies should remain fully alert. He said that concerned institutions will have to perform their duties efficiently for foiling the nefarious designs of the enemies. The chief minister directed that the security of mosques, imambargahs and other places of worship should be further tightened. Provincial Minister for Law Jehangir Khanzada, Special Assistant Rana Maqbool Ahmed, inspector general Police, Home secretary and senior officials of law enforcement agencies were present on the occasion.

A delegation of Pak-China Friendship Association led by its President Sha Zukang also met Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday. Matters of mutual interest including enhancing Pak-China ties and promotion of investment were discussed during the meeting. The Chinese delegation condemned the terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University and expressed sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives in the incident.

Talking to the delegation, Sharif condemned the terrorist attack and said that it was an attack on Pakistan. He said that terrorists are the enemies of the entire humanity and have no religion. Sharif said that Pakistan renders invaluable sacrifices in the war against terrorism and the whole nation is determined to root out this menace.