Cowardly terrorist acts not to end govt’s resolve against menace: Nisar

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KALLAR SYEDAN, June 25 (APP): Minister for Interior Chaudhry
Nisar Ali Khan Saturday said cowardly acts of terrorism could
not end the resolve of government and intelligence agencies
to root out the menace from the country.

Talking to the media after attending a condolence reference
for the departed soul of senior PML-N leader Muhammad Irshad here,
he said the terrorists were targeting soft targets like renowned
Qawwal Amjad Sabri, which was showing their frustration.

He said the security and intelligence agencies were making efforts
for maintaining peace and security in the country, which were appreciable.

Arrest of spies of foreign countries was an ample proof of their
performance.

He said law and order situation had improved due to successful
efforts of the law enforcement agencies, who were fully geared up to
face any kind of challenge.

Nisar condemned the killing of Amjad Sabri and abduction of son
of Sindh High Court Chief Justice. Such cowardly terrorist acts would further boost the nation’s commitment against the menace of terrorism, he added.

He said even the most developed countries like the United States
and France had to witness a few terrorist incidents despite all kinds
of security arrangements in place.

The government and the security forces would continue the fight
against terrorism till its complete elimination, he added.

The minister said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Justice
(R) Wajihuddin and Chairman Accountability Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had resigned but none of the PTI leaders had denied the allegations levelled against themselves.

He said the system of Exit Control List (ECL) had been made
transparent as a number of people’s names, that had been placed
30 years ago, were removed.

He said the name of model Ayan Ali was included in ECL on the
request of Vigilance Wing of Ministry of Finance, Moreover, before the
removal of her name from the list on the court directives, the
Interior Ministry had also received an application from the Punjab
Home Department to keep the model’s name in the ECL for she was wanted in the investigation of murder case of an accountability officer, he added.

The Interior Ministry, he said, was not authorized to add or remove the name of any person from ECL on its own.

The minister also took aerial view of the welfare city project.

Earlier, the minister listened to the problems of local people and
directed for early resolution of their complaints.

He also directed for preparing the feasibility report of a modern
park in order to provide recreational facilities to the people.

He also announced to establish a 100-bed hospital in area of
Kaller Syedan.

He said work on the establishment of a 500-bed hospital was under
way in Taxila while 850 kanals of land had been retrieved from
land mafia in Chaklala, where graveyard, place for funeral prayer,
650-bed hospital, park and stadium would constructed.

The minister also prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed
soul of contractor Muhammad Irshad in eternal peace.

He also announced to build 2.5 kilometer road in name of late
Muhammad Irshad.