Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
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Senates debates KP’s worsening law and order situation

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday discussed law and order situation in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with particular reference to the recent terrorist attacks in the province.

The motion was moved by Awami National Party’s (ANP) senator Haji Muhammad Adeel.

Taking part in the discussion‚ Afrasiab Khattak said that all the political forces will have to stand united against extremism and terrorism.

He said the government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has failed to maintain law and order situation in the province. He said the menace of extortion is also on rise in the province and as a result the investors are shifting to other provinces.

Zahid Khan said that there is no writ of government in the province. He said the party leadership of PTI is not paying an attention to address the issue of extremism and terrorism in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Abdul Rauf Khan condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Karachi. He said some hidden forces are working behind the scene to create law and order situation in the country.

Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri said there is a dire need of comprehensive strategy to address the law and order situation in the country particularly in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Mian Raza Rabbani said that the menace of terrorism has spread in all parts of the country. He said the claims of the Federal Government and provincial government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have failed to address the issue.

He said the government should take into confidence the Parliament and other stakeholders of the state about the development in dialogue with Taliban.

Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah said that there is great need of decisive governance and ownership of the government to address the issue of terrorism.

Ahmad Hassan said that the government machinery must be made effective and necessary measures must be taken to address the law and order situation in the province.

Farhatullah Babar said the national consensus which was building in the country against the terrorism was shattered by one political party ruling in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He said this action has demoralized the security forces.

Kalsoom Parveen said the recommendations of the All Parties Conference must be honoured by all the political leadership. She said it is the responsibility of all the political leadership to jointly work to address the issue.

Mushahidullah Khan said whatever is happening in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is according to the expectations of the political leadership ruling in the province.

He said the government has extended full support to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government but the political leadership ruling there did not show any political will to address the issue.

The House offered Fateha for the martyrs of the recent incidents of terrorist attacks in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Karachi.

The House also offered Fateha for the departed soul of the father of Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman.

Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah said there is great need of decisive governance and ownership of the government to address the issue of terrorism.

Ahmad Hassan said the government machinery must be made effective and necessary measures must be taken to address the law and order situation in the province.

Farhatullah Babar alleged that the national consensus build in the country against terrorism has been shattered by one political party ruling in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. He said it has demoralized the security forces.

Kalsoom Parveen said the recommendations of the All Parties Conference must be honoured by all the political leadership.

The House offered Fateha for the martyrs of the recent incidents of terrorist attacks in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Karachi.

Three bills were introduced in Senate today (Monday).These include “The Anti-Rape Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill‚ 2013”‚ “The Civil Servants (Amendment) Bill‚ 2013” and “The Privatization Commission (Amendment) Bill‚ 2013”.

The bills were moved by Syeda Sughra Imam. The Chair referred the bills to the concerned committees of the House.