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Islamabad police foil terror bid planned in building at Red Zone

Islamabad: Minister for Interior A. Rehman Malik on Friday termed the recovery of explosive material by Islamabad Police as its great achievement and said that terror bid planned in a building of Red Zone has been foiled through this success.

He disclosed it here in a ceremony held at Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) Headquarters to hand over `logistic supply’ to ITP’s personnel for further improvement in policing activities as well as facilitating them in their jobs for better output and traffic discipline in the city.

The minister said Islamabad police had recovered huge quantity of explosive material hidden in fire extinguishing cylinders and foiled a terror bid. It has been ordered to suspend all such cylinders placed in various buildings and take clearance certificates from the suppliers in future, he added.

IGP Islamabad Bani Amin Khan, SSP Islamabad Muhammad Yousuf Malik, SSSP (Traffic) Dr. Moeen Masood, SP Mir Vaiz Niaz, SP Sajid Kiyani and other police officials were also preset on the occasion.

Rehman Malik said that few other high value targets have been arrested and recovery of rocket launchers, hand grenades, suicide jackets have been made from them. “Terrorists are on the run and are trying to disrupt peace of Islamabad but IGP Islamabad and SSP Islamabad are working devotedly through their efficient force to foil their nefarious design,” he added.

The minister also announced to award PPM for t Sub-Inspector Sher Ali who recovered explosive material and arrested two persons trying to import it into the city in two various cars.

Various groups, he said, had to converge here for subversive activity but terror bid was foiled due to efficiency of Islamabad police.

Rehman Malik said that 5,000 vacancies will be created in Islamabad police to meet its security and other requirements and Prime Minister will be requested for approval of these new appointments.

The minister said that he had meetings with heads of some organizations who involve youth in community affairs, adding that a security system with more participation of youth will be evolved and it will be further replicated in other cities.

About law and order situation in Karachi, he said that targeted action will remain continue there and he is getting briefing daily through video and audio conferencing, making directions for further success against criminal elements.

He said that provincial government of Baluchistan is in continuous contact and situation in Quetta as well as Mastung is being monitored.

About explosion at hotel in Blue area Islamabad, he ruled out any possibility of terror activity there and said it occurred due to gas leakage.

To a question about All Parties Conference, he termed it as milestone in the history of the country. All political leadership of the country sat together to ascertain that there will be no compromise over territorial integrity.

Later, he visited various sections of ITP including FM Radio 92. 4 during his maiden visit there. The material distributed among the traffic cops included 100 first aid kits, water coolers, umbrellas, rain coats, stop signs, gloves, search lights, diversion boards and water barriers.

The Minister said that ITP has won great laurel in a short span of time and has been successful in maintaining exemplary traffic discipline in the city through devotion of its personnel.

He said that team work of this force has made it as a role model of law enforcement agencies and hoped that it would further deliver as per expectations of the people.

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