Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed the authorities concerned to ensure the implementation of the decisions taken by the Apex Committee to improve law and order situation in Pakistan.
During a meeting held in Islamabad, the prime minister was briefed regarding the overall law and order situation in the country. The meeting was presided over by the premier.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Interior Affairs Rana Sanaullah Khan, Special Assistants to the Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatimi and Jehanzeb Khan, the chief secretaries of the four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the Chief Commissioner of the Capital Territory Islamabad, the Inspector Generals of Police of the provinces, Gilgit Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and other officials.
PM Shehbaz said that the protection of citizens is the government's foremost priority, and no lapse in security will be tolerated.
The prime minister directed Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to undertake visits to all provinces and suggested efficient coordination between the Center and the provinces to improve the law and order situation.
He said law enforcement agencies should be equipped with modern weapons and equipment, and the capacity of counterterrorism departments should be enhanced in the provinces.
Security matters for the entire country came under discussion during the meeting.
During the meeting, the premier was briefed that work is being done to further streamline safe city projects in the big cities.
PM Shehbaz was informed that, while following his instructions, the federal interior secretary visited the four provinces to learn about the issues faced by them and review the requirement for resources for improvement in the law and order situation in Pakistan.
On February 3, 2023, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired the Apex Committee meeting in Peshawar and expressed “unflinching resolve to protect the people of Pakistan at any cost”.
The premier made the remarks on Twitter, adding, “Those who attack innocent citizens will be brought to justice. We will not allow anti-terror gains to be reversed.”
The meeting was called in wake of the deadly suicide bombing in Peshawar Police Lines mosque.