ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed Friday that a number of steps have been taken by Frontier Corps Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to check infiltration of terrorists from Afghanistan into Pakistan.
Minister of State for Interior Muhammad Balighur Rehman toldthe House during question hour that Frequent Combat patrolling along Pak-Afghan border is carried out. He said intelligence based operations against suspected miscreants are conducted. He pointed outthat construction of 453 kilometers of obstacles like anti-smuggling
ditch to stop human and vehicle movement has been carried out. He told that communication posts have been deployed on important communication links to check illegal immigrants and miscreants. These steps also include installation of search lights at important crossing sites anddeployment of ground surveillance radars at important locations to detect human movement. He said integrated transit trade management system is being installed to check smuggling.
Answering a question, the Minister of State said 637 terrorists were killed and 710 arrested in 1113 incidents in Punjab, Sindh, KPK, Balochistan, FATA, Islamabad, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan during current
To a question, Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique told the House that a well-organized system of accountability is in place in Pakistan Railways through an independent cell called the Vigilance Cell to identify and curb the corrupt elements and
practices. He said the cell is working directly under the control of Ministry of Railway and is mandated to identify and investigate any corrupt elements or practices in the organization. He said that a total of 199 employees were taken up under the Efficiency and Disciplinary rules, out of which 146 cases were decided and punishments awarded while 53 enquiries are in process.
Regarding security of the railway track, the Minister said provincial governments and law enforcement agencies thoroughly check the track in vulnerable areas to make it more secure. He said new track will be laid down to Landi Kotal under phase-I of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Responding to a question, Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch told the House that withdrawal of arms licenses in the prevailing circumstances will wreak havoc in the country. He said law breakers, terrorists and criminals do not have any license to keep arms and it is difficult to collect arms from them.