Published On: Mon, Mar 28th, 2016

PM Sharif orders anti-militants operation in Punjab

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LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday expressed his resentment over ‘lax security arrangements’ in Lahore where a deadly suicide blast killed nearly 70 people yesterday.

According to our correspondent, the PM presided over a high-level meeting that was attended by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and others.

The meeting discussed overall security and law-and-order in the wake of Lahore tragedy.

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Our correspondent said the PM expressed his resentment over ‘lax security arrangements’ in Lahore.

The PM scolded IG Punjab for not abiding by orders issued two month ago regarding a decisive operation against criminals and militants in South Punjab.

In his fresh directives, the PM ordered authorities to kick off a large-scale operation to eliminate hideouts of banned organizations in South Punjab’s Kacha (riverbed) area.

Punjab’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) will lead the operation with help of Rangers and army. Rana Sanaullah will supervise the action and directly report to PM, sources said.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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