Command conference of Civil Armed Forces

Interior Minister Professor Ahsan Iqbal chaired command conference of civil Armed Forces to overview the border Management and security situation in the country. Meeting was attended by Frontier Constabulary, Pakistan Rangers, Sindh and Punjab; Frontier Corps, Gilgit Baltistan Scouts ; Pakistan Coast Guard commanders and officials from Ministry of Interior.

Interior Minister while chairing the meeting highlighted the importance of Civil Armed Forces role in security and development of Pakistan  and lauded  the services rendered by  Civil Armed Forces in the improvement  of law and order and border management .

He stated that due to Geo-Strategic challenges in the region, level of operational preparedness of civil Armed Forces should be based on well concerted strategy in order to safeguard peace and stability in the country. . “ Our economy is at take off stage and we must preserve security and stability to harness opportunities of CPEC.” He added.

Interior Minister asserted that civil armed forces will be equipped with modern training, equipment and technology to enhance their capacity and efficiency. He directed that bullet proof vehicles should be procured on priority basis to protect lives of jawans and officials.

Interior Minister also directed to overcome all the difficulties of  CAF in procurement of modern ammunition and arsenal to counter the menace of terrorism.

Civil Armed Forces are the eyes and ears of the government for maintaining peace  and  enhancement of their  capabilities  will secure our borders as well internal security. He said.

Civil Armed Forces must act in a proactive mode to address the current security challenges; Interior Minister added.

Interior Minister said that Command conference will be held on quarterly basis  to review the progress. The communication between CAF and all stakeholders  should be further  synergised to have a greater operational impact.

Interior Minister said that Pakistan Coast Guard has assumed a crucial role in view of CPEC and maritime security.

Interior Minister appreciated the role of Baluchistan’s Northern and Southern  Frontier Corps for fighting the intruders and conspirators who want to subvert CPEC projects in the province. . “The role of FC in construction of fence at the western border is highly appreciable. Pakistan is committed to peace in the region. By securing borders with fence, we will deny terrorists chances of subversion on either side  ” He added.

Interior Minister commended the Sindh Rangers for restoring the law and order situation in Karachi while he also lauded the gallantry of Frontier Constabulary jawans and officers who are fighting valiantly against the malaise of terrorism in KPK along with Army.

Interior Minister also said that Gilgit- Baltistan is strategically an area of utmost importance. In this connection he directed  the expansion of the GB Scouts wings to be expedited through new recruitment policy.

Our security forces have laid down their lives for safeguarding the sovereignty of their motherland and the whole nation is indebted to their sacrifices; said the Interior Minister.  

Later on,  officials from CAF briefed the Interior Minister about equipment requirements and  on the progress on security and border management issues in provinces and regions of Pakistan .

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