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NWFP CM promises safe recovery of journalist

Talking to a 10-member delegation of the action committee of journalists headed by senior journalist Shamim Shahid, the chief minister said progress has been made with regard to Sohail’s recovery. He said he was shocked over the kidnapping of Sohail.

“We are striving hard to get Sohail recovered from kidnappers as soon as possible so as to return mental peace to his family,” he added.

The chief minister said that for permanently crushing the menace of kidnappings, his government was mulling over a comprehensive strategy and after implementation of the plan, the life of the common man would become secure.

If the federal government returned Frontier Constabulary contingents to the province and approved fresh recruitment of additional 15,000 personnel, then law and order situation in the province would improve to a great extent.

Durrani said the geographical situation of the province and influx of Afghan refugees has a direct bearing on the overall law and order situation in the province and strengthening the law enforcement agencies is the need of the hour.

He suggested that the federal and provincial governments should work jointly to deal with the untoward situation by evolving a joint strategy.

Referring to the provincial rights, the NWFP chief minister expressed his annoyance that the federal government is using delaying tactics in releasing net hydel profit amount, which was adding to the sense of deprivation among people of the province.
Source: The News
Date:2/8/2007