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Forces personnel guarding key personalities to be withdrawn: Interior Minister

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 20, 2013 | Last Updated: 9 years ago
Posted: Jun 20, 2013 | Last Updated: 9 years ago

Web DeskISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday announced to withdraw forces personnel posted for security duties of all important personalities from tomorrow except for three constitutional offices, SAMAA reports.Addressing a press conference after chairing a meeting to devise a national security policy, Khan said that security personnel should do what they are supposed and should not act as ‘chowkidars’ of important personalities.Ch. Nisar told that an immediate ban has been imposed on issuance of new arms’ licenses and it has been decided to remove FC and rangers personnel from guard duty of all key personalities except the President, Prime Minister, and Chief Justice.He said that he himself has refused security for himself and hoped other personalities would also view the decision in this context.Khan said thorough deliberations were held with civil armed forces today to formulate the national security policy, adding the policy will be announced in next few days after consultations with top brass of the military leadership.The civil armed forces will send security proposals in next two days and after that, a new security policy will be announced, the Interior Minister added, saying the FIA will be also reformed soon.Federal interior minister said that it has been decided that responsibility would be fixed in case of any terrorist attack so that shortcomings in the security plan are avoided.He said that during the meeting it has also been decided to constitute a task force on the missing persons also. Islamabad will be made a model city in regard to security and a massive operation will be launched in the capital city in three days against non-registered vehicles, he added.The Interior Minister has issued orders for removal of all barriers from Islamabad and elimination of Golra Toll Plaza on July 01.– SAMAA

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