PM Imran Khan orders large-scale crackdown against smuggling


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18 Feb, 2020 5:31 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered a large-scale crackdown against smuggling across the country.

Addressing a high-level meeting on Tuesday, the prime minister directed the Interior Ministry, security institutions, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and provincial governments to launch a joint action against anti-state activity.

He said that prices of food items increase due to smuggling and as a result the common man suffers which is intolerable.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that no negligence would be tolerated in provision of best possible healthcare facilities to the masses and that all resources would be provided to ensure quality of education.

He directed the Health secretary to pay special attention to make administration of public sector hospitals fully functional. He directed to meet the shortage of manpower in the hospitals and ensure provision of medicines there.

Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood briefed the meeting about the steps taken to bring improvements in 423 public sector schools and colleges of the federal capital.

The prime minister directed to take steps to meet shortage of teachers in the schools. “Since it is the matter of our future, we should consider education as an emergency and take all the requisite steps to bring improvement in it.”

Imran Khan directed that a roadmap be prepared for provision of quality education in all the schools and colleges of the federal capital. He also emphasized the need for paying special attention to the education of girls.

Regarding encroachments in parks and green areas of federal capital, the prime minister directed the CDA chairman that those violating the rules of the civic authority in the residential colonies should be identified so that action could be initiated against them.

Discussing the law and order situation in Islamabad, Imran Khan directed to establish complaint management system in every police station.

He directed the interior minister to review the manpower and financial requirements of Islamabad police so that requisite steps could be taken to make the federal capital a model city in terms of its security.


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