Chaudhry Nisar briefed on status of Dr Aafia case

Aug 01, 2013| Courtesy by : Associated Press of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jul 31 (APP): Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday was briefed on the status of Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s case and conveyed that recommendations regarding release of Aafia Siddiqui have been finalized and would be presented in next Cabinet meeting for final approval. The briefing was made during a high level meeting held here to review the progress made on the decisions taken in the previous meetings. The Secretary Interior, Chairman Capital Development Authority, Director General FIA, Chief Commissioner Islamabad, Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Director General Immigration and Passports, the National Coordinator National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), Director General NPB, Director General Civil Defense, Commandant National Police Academy, Managing Director National Police Foundation, Director General Air Wing, Inspector General of Police Islamabad participated in the meeting.

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In the meeting, the heads of attached departments briefed the Federal Minister about the progress made on various directives given by the Minister in the previous meetings.
On briefing by the senior officers, the Federal Minister desired that the meeting of both the Task Forces on the Missing Persons and on Counter Terrorism may be convened weekly to achieve the desired progress.
The Minister also directed that the officers concerned to clear the pending cases relating to Death Penalties.
The Federal Minister passed explicit instructions to further improve the Hotline of the Ministry, established recently to register the complaints of the general public against Ministry of Interior and its attached departments and directed that a report be presented to him on weekly basis and the system be improved.
The minister was also informed that a SOP is being prepared with the help of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to facilitate the foreign journalist on visa issues.
Chairman NADRA briefed the Minister about the progress made on E-Tags. The Minister directed the Chairman to start the system of E-Tags on two entries of Islamabad at Rawat and Golra within two months. Any funding shortfall should be made from within the allocated funds of NADRA, the Minister advised.
The Chairman also informed the Minister about the backlog of the computerized Arm licenses and that the Ministry of Interior has cleared the verification of the licenses and the back log would be cleared by August 15.
The Minister was also informed about the progress on his directive that no private gunman would be allowed inside the Parliament Lodges. The Minister directed the Additional Secretary I, IG Islamabad and Chairman NADRA to convene a meeting with the Speaker National Assembly to take matter ahead.
The Chairman also briefed the Federal Minister on the progress made on GIS Mapping and about the survey for Registration of Servants working in houses.
The Minister passed the direction to include green areas and the forests in the mapping and complete the task within two weeks.
The IG Islamabad informed the Minister in meeting about the raising of the Special Security Force consisting of about 500 personnel. The Minister directed that this Force be considered in the context of the Counter-Terrorism Force being established.
The IG also informed the Minister about criminal proceeding initiated against persons involved in the display of Weapons and the recovery of a sizeable number of such weapons. IG ICT also informed the Minister on the steps taken against the unregistered vehicles, underage drivers and misbehavior of youngsters at the public places.
The Minister directed IG Islamabad to further consolidate his efforts and also to publicize the achievements of Islamabad Police, as it would work as deterrence.
The Minister was also informed by the IG ICT that Islamabad Police has prepared the blue print of the computerization of Police Stations of Islamabad.
He also informed the Minister that two DSPs and six inspectors have been sidelined on the basis of bad performance.
The Federal Minister directed the Chief Commissioner ICT Islamabad to remove the officers having bad reputation immediately.
In the meeting the Chief Commissioner Islamabad informed the Minister that the concept paper of Rescue 1122 service has been submitted with the Ministry of Interior.
It was decided in the meeting to form a Committee headed by the Chairman CDA to make further progress on establishing Rescue 1122 service in Islamabad.
The Chief Commissioner ICT also informed the gathering about the anti-beggary drive.
The Minister directed to form a committee headed by a senior officer of ICT to continuously monitor the drive against the beggars and report to him on weekly basis.
The Minister also advised the Administration to conduct a media campaign against spurious drugs and food adulteration.
The Chief Commissioner informed the Federal Minister about the progress that is also being made on the project of establishing Citizen Service Centre in Islamabad for which an appropriate site is being located.
The Minister ordered the Chief Commissioner ICT, Chairmen CDA and IG Islamabad to come up with a comprehensive plan and strategy to vacate the Kachi Abbadis in G-12,F-12 and I-11 Islamabad.
The Minister also directed that recently sprung up of Kachi Abadis in Bari Imam Area close to the Diplomatic Enclave should be checked in joint operation by ICT Police and CDA.
The Minister was briefed about the computerization of the Revenue/Land record of Islamabad .The Deputy Commissioner informed that the twelve Mozaz of Islamabad would be computerized in the month of August and computerization of rest of Mozas of Islamabad would be completed by January, 2014.
The Chief Commissioner informed the Minister that survey regarding the development of rural areas of Islamabad has been completed. The Minister directed the Islamabad Administration to prepare the three year development plan of the rural areas of Islamabad.
The feasibility of the construction of flyover in Bharakahu was also shared with the Minister and various options were discussed along with funding requirement.
Chairman CDA shared the data of the uplifted parks of Islamabad with the Minister. The Federal Minster directed to further reinforce his efforts on the rehabilitation of the parks.
About garbage collection the Minister was informed that a site has been selected and it would be developed for garbage dumping.
Regarding the inter-city Metro Bus Service system the Minister directed CDA to propose a plan in association with Commissioner Rawalplindi.
The Minister also expressed concern regarding the security of the Red Zone with lack of trained staff at the pickets. IG Islamabad was instructed to beef up security with help of Civil Armed Forces and strict checking for all who enter.
The Minister was also given a briefing on NACTA by the National Coordinator. The Minister desired that meeting of the Executive Committee be called at the earliest after finalizing the agenda before Eid.

(Courtesy: Associated Press of Pakistan)