Nawaz visits Quetta to discuss security situation

Jul 02, 2013

By : SYED ALI SHAH http://www.dawn.com

QUETTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Quetta on Tuesday to review the worsening law and order situation in the city, two days after a deadly suicide bombing in Hazara town which claimed 30 lives.

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The premier was accompanied by Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chairman Mehmood Khan Achakzai, DG ISI Lt-Gen Zaheerul Islam, the DG Intelligence Bureau (IB), and other top officials.

Nawaz was also scheduled to meet with the family members and relatives of the victims of the bombing on Sunday.

A tribal delegation of the ethnic Hazara community would meet the prime minister at the Governor House to apprise him about the recent bombings.

Strict security measures were adopted by the provincial administration during the visit of premier, and Frontier Corps (FC) and police personnel were deployed on all roads leading to the Governor House.