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Nisar says capital’s security strategy will be visible soon


Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said that new operational security strategy should be visible on the streets of Islamabad by April 15.
He said this while chairing a meeting attended by the acting NADRA chairman, FIA director general, Rangers commandant and police officials.
Nisar said the government would provide necessary funds to start this system of joint patrolling by Rangers and police making it efficient and responsive.
He said that Rangers have been given extra responsibility to make Islamabad a safer city ensuring security of life and property of every resident and giving confidence to the people of Islamabad.
The minister gave directions to buy patrolling vehicles along with the recruitment of trained retired army personnel in police. He also directed police to train some of its personnel on the pattern of Elite Police Force.
The minister asked FIA to improve its working and gave directions that strict action should be taken against those officials who have been found guilty of involvement in facilitating human trafficking including their removal from service.
He said even the slightest irregularity should be met with disciplinary action. He said those officials who are mixed up with criminals should be identified and arrested.
While reviewing the performance of NADRA, the minister approved convening of board of directors meeting during the next week.
The minister was informed that all staff and vehicles deputed with unauthorized personnel have been withdrawn, while NADRA has deployed 12 mobile registration vans for the registration of affectees in Thar.
NADRA’s net profit increased to Rs 475 million in February as opposed to just Rs 18 million in November last year. NADRA had 36 seats of director general, which have now been brought down to 24. Regarding postings abroad a fresh policy has been formulated for selection of officials purely on merit, while orders for the repatriation of 13 officials who have completed their tenure have been issued. Household survey of the federal capital would be completed by May 1, 2014.
The minister said that he had surrendered his right to appoint new NADRA chairman by referring the appointment matter to the federal commission constituted in the light of Supreme Court’s July 2013 decision.
This step has been taken to ensure transparency and merit in the appointment of the new Chairman without any political influence or pressure, he said.
He emphasised that advertisements for this purpose would be given in both national and international media to attract best talent for this key slot.

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