Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the National Assembly on Monday that despite dozens of check posts in Quetta, the security agencies could not succeed to check the movement of the armed men, who can strike wherever they want.
“There are many check posts of police, paramilitary forces and security agencies. The intelligence agents are deployed at every important area in Quetta. But even then the terrorists carry out attacks wherever they want,” the minister said while presenting an interim report on the Quetta attacks.
Chaudhary Nisar said that a meeting has been convened of civil armed forces on June 20th in Islamabad to discuss the overall security situation in the country. He said the government will announce a security policy on the very next day.
The Minister visited Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, on Sunday and presided over a high level meeting on security situation following the deadly attacks including burning the Quaid residency.
An anti-government insurgent group had also attacked the Quaid residency in Ziarat in Balochistan on Saturday. The wooden structure of the residency was burnt in the attack. The outlawed Baloch Liberation Army had claimed responsibility.
The Interior Minister told the parliament that a joint investigation team has been constituted to probe the attack on the residency. He said the team comprising personnel of different intelligence agencies will be headed by Deputy Inspector General of police.
Findings of the report will be made public and presented before the house and assured that nothing will be hidden from the people.
He assured the House that residency of father of the nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah will be renovated in its original shape within three to four months.
He said a female bomber had attacked a bus of a women university in the southwestern city of Quetta two days ago, killing 14 students.
The banned extremist group ‘Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’ had claimed responsibility for the attack, which had also injured nearly 20 female students.
The group’s spokesman, Abubakar, had also claimed responsibility for attack on a main hospital where injured girls students of the bus attack were brought for treatment.
The Interior Minister said that 24 people including 14 girls students were killed in the bomb blasts in the university bus and Bolan Medical Complex.
The Interior Minister said that he will also visit other provinces to talk with the Chief Ministers and Governors and Federal Government will ensure full support to provinces in terms of intelligence sharing‚ police force‚ paramilitary Rangers and Frontier Corps.