Govt decides to block CNIC, sims of 4th Schedulers, human traffickers
The government has decided to cancel travel documents and block national identity cards to withdraw certain facilities such as driving licenses, issuance of mobile sims and permission to open and operate bank accounts by members of proscribed organizations and human traffickers.
This was decided in a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan on Monday, said a press release. "While every effort would continue towards safeguarding the rights of the citizens, we will not falter in fulfilling our commitment towards ensuring security of the motherland and to check those elements who bring bad name to the country in one way or the other," Nisar said. He said that contrary to the propaganda of detractors and panic peddlers, the law and order situation has witnessed marked improvement as a result of tireless efforts by law enforcement authorities.
"We, however, need to build on these gains and to double our efforts for further improving law and order situation," Nisar said. During the meeting, host of issues were discussed including various measures being taken against the members of proscribed organizations, human traffickers and proclaimed offenders. The meeting also discussed progress made so far by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in mega corruption cases, various measures being taken to purge FIA from corrupt elements, institutionalization of system of rewards in various departments of the Ministry Interior, capaci- ty building of FIA and Police and efforts being made by Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration and ICT police towards improving law and order and making the federal capital a crime-free zone.
Security of media houses, schools, commercial markets and steps taken for community policing also came under discussion. Discussing law and order situation in the federal capital, senior police officials briefed the Minister about various measures taken so far for ensuring security of schools and media houses.
The Interior Minister also reviewed various arrangements put in place to meet any emergent law and order situation and to effectively intercept the criminals. Inspector General of Police (IG) while briefing the Minister about the new initiatives being taken by Capital Police said that the IT-based new initiatives would enable police and citizens to maintain effective liaison and citizens would be able to provide their feedback about the performance of police.
He also informed that in line with the directions of the Interior Minister the new recruits of Police will be trained by the Army personnel while refresher courses of police officials by lawyers are also being arranged to strengthen prosecution side. The Minister directed IG Police to carry out performance audit of various police stations so that those officials who were putting in extra effort could be identified and their hard work could be duly acknowledged and appreciated.
Progress on safe city project also came under discussion. The Minister was informed that safe city project, presently in its test phase, has been rendering huge help to the ICT police in curbing and controlling crime rate in federal capital and has been instrumental in tracing out various criminal cases. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad briefed the Interior Minister about the progress in campaigns against agent mafia outside government offices and elements involved in adulteration and sale of substandard food.
He also informed the Minister about the progress in audit of private security agencies and the notices issued to them advising them to provide their particulars and other details to the administration. The Minister directed the ICT administration to continue its efforts against adulteration indiscriminately and to ensure its sustainability. He also directed that the media should be continuously kept on board so as to raise maximum awareness among the public.
The meeting decided that the licenses of all those security companies which will not provide their particulars to the administration will be cancelled. Deputy Commissioner also briefed the Minister about progress of School's committee that was constituted to work out a solution for shifting of schools from the residential areas in a manner that it does not cause inconvenience for the students and their parents and the entire shifting takes place in a smooth and peaceful manner.