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Task force of security at newspapers offices

ISLAMABAD- The government constituted a task force to suggest measures and to ensure the security of newspapers offices. The interior ministry notified. Setting up of the task force, which was announced by Minister for Interior Lt. Gen (retd) Moinuddin Haider in a meeting with a joint delegation of APNS and CPNE.

The terms of the task will be to suggest measures aimed at beefing-up security of the newspapers offices, provision of security guards to newspapers offices, training of existing security guards and provisions of equipments or permission to import duty-free equipment for the guards.

The chairman of the task force will be the joint secretary, ministry of interior and the members of the task force include, besides the principal information officer, Press Information Department, a representative each from APNS and CPNE (to be nominated by the President) and a representative each from the ISI, IB and local branch of the special police.

Earlier addressing the delegation of APNS and CPNE, the interior minister vehemently condemned the bomb blast in the offices of daily Nawa-i-Waqt and said that it was a sad, tragic and cowardly act of enemies of Pakistan. He expressed strong resolve of the government to double its efforts to nab culprits and to bring them to justice.

The delegation of APNS and CPNE jointly led by Arif Nizami and Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman included Zia Shahid, Fasih Iqbal, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami and Jamil Athar. Federal secretaries ministries of interior and information & Media Development were also present during the meeting.

Source: The News
Date:11/16/2000