KP admin yet to seal 27 private security firms


The administration has yet to take steps to seal offices of 27 private security agencies in accordance with directives of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home and Tribal Affairs Department.
Through some highly-placed official sources, Pakistan Today came to know on Friday that a couple of days ago, the Home Department cancelled licences of 27 private security agencies.
In this respect, the Home Department directed the administration of various districts to sea offices of all the private agencies. However, the district administrations failed to implement the directives.
The sources said around 70 private security agencies were functioning in the province and 27 of them had failed in getting their licences renewed therefore on these grounds, the licences of these agencies were declared cancelled by the Home and Tribal Affairs Department.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has already initiated steps for streamlining affairs of private security agencies. It did not allow them to work with foreign directors. Similarly, the government has directed the Home and Tribal Affairs Department to compile data of all employees of the private agencies.