Transport stands located near government, private schools being removed to beef up security of schools in province in wake of Peshawar school tragedy: Minister

Karachi, December 31, 2014 (PPI-OT): Provincial Minister for Transport and Mass Transits Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani has said that transport stands located near government and private schools are being removed to beef up the security and of schools in the province in wake of Peshawar school tragedy. This he said while presiding over a high level meeting at his office which was attended by officials of education, police, transport departments and representative of private school management committee.

He informed that complete bio-data of school van drivers will be registered in the concerned police stations while close circuit camera system is also being installed and improved in schools. Provincial Minister said that on the directive of PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Sindh Government is making out efforts to ensure the fool proof security arrangements and all available resources will be utilized in this regard.

He informed that Sindh Government will provide weapon licences to private security guards deputed at private schools adding that Home Department has already been directed to take necessary action in this regard. Mir Mumtaz Jakhrani said everyone has to play its role to root out terrorism from the country. It is our duty to inform concerned police stations regarding suspected persons.

The meeting attended by Additional Deputy Inspector General Police Suleman, Senior Superintendent of Police Pervaiz Chandio, Secretary Transport Taha Ahmed Farooqui, Secretary Provincial Transport Authority Ghazanfar Qadri, Secretary Regional Transport Authority Mohammad Munshad Shahani, Director General Schools Sindh, representative of Private School Management Committee, and others.

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