Nisar orders removal of civil armed forces from VIP duty

Jun 21, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minster Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, exempting the Pakistan’s President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice, ordered the removal of all civil armed forces personnel deputed for VIP security and prohibited the issuance of arms licenses across the country, DawnNews reported.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad Chaudhry Nisar said that recommendations were sought within two days from all institutions over the formation of a national security policy whereas certain immediate measures would also be taken in this regards.

He recalled all civil armed forces personnel posted at VIP security duty except for personnel deputed for the security of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, president and prime Minister.

The federal interior minister said that the civil armed forces were no body’s personal guards and that the institution would be utilised for its genuine purpose.

The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader further said that the issuance of all arms licenses was prohibited adding that the license issued during the past five years would also be scrutinised.

Moreover he said that a task force would be formed for coordination between security and intelligence agencies and another task force would be constituted to address the issue of missing persons whereas all relevant persons would be included in the task forces.

The federal interior minister also announced steps for the improvement if the federal capital city which included removal of encroachments, removal of persons deputed for more than three years in the Capital Development Authority (CDA), cleaning of roads, improvement of transport services among others.