Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (APP) – 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, capacity 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.