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ISLAMABAD: A high-level meeting on law and order situation especially in tri-border areas of Punjab and Balochistan, presided over by the prime minister and attended by the chief of army staff and the DG ISI has decided to establish Inter-Provincial Border Committee to address boundary issues using Survey of Pakistan, 2021.

The prime minister convened a meeting, on Thursday, to review law and order situation in the country and implementation status of National Action Plan 2014 that was formulated to ensure security in the length and breadth of country.

The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Information Minister Fawad Chudhary, Law Minister Farogh Naseem, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, DG ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, DG MO Maj Gen Nauman Zakria, DG ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar, and senior civil and military officers.

The meeting decided to further strengthen civil and police administration in the area to improve security situation.

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While reviewing law and order situation in the country especially in tri-border areas of Punjab and Balochistan, it was decided to establish Inter-Provincial Border Committee to address boundary issues using Survey of Pakistan 2021.

The meeting also approved, in principle, a five-year comprehensive socio-economic development plan for the less-developed areas of Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur to bring them at par with other parts of province, especially in the areas of infrastructure development, provision of water, health, and education.

Reviewing implementation status of the National Action Plan 2014, the meeting expressed satisfaction over the achievements made so far and decided to update the plan in order to make it more effective and cater to the needs of present times, especially meeting the challenges related to espionage, subversion, and cyber security.

The prime minister appreciated continued efforts and sacrifices of the armed forces, police, intelligence agencies, civil armed forces and other law enforcement organisations in meeting both internal and external challenges.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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