BAHAWALPUR

Educational institutions have been directed to establish security control rooms equipped with long-range weapons to avert any terrorist attack.

A meeting was held under the supervision of Rahim Yar Khan DPO Zeeshan Asghar with the principals and other officials of educational institutes in which security of the educational institutes was reviewed and different steps were discussed to make security foolproof.

Addressing with the meeting, the DPO said that installation of CCTV cameras in educational institutions was very necessary through which monitoring of suspicious movement can be made easy. He added that during a survey it was noticed that in several educational institutes, CCTV system is monitored from the principal’s room which is not appropriate because mistake is possible due to workload. In case principal goes out of his office, institutes should be able to make their CCTV system effective, he said and directed to establish a separate control room where a security officer may monitor the feed every minute and that security officer should have contact with all the officials deployed on security.

He said that educational institutes should establish an OP post on top of their buildings in which security official should be equipped with the long range weapon and he should also have a good pair of binoculars through which he can monitor the surroundings.

He said that along with the fool proof security arrangements, students should also be given training to deal with emergency situation in this matter and all the educational institutes should conduct mock exercises.

Babu promises foolproof security

HAFIZABAD

All-out measures are being taken to combat terrorism and the entire nation is united like a rock behind the government and Pakistan Army to weed out the menace of terrorism from the country.

Additional District Collector Hafizabad Nauman Hafeez stated while chairing a meeting here on Tuesday.

He, however, said that the administration has accorded top priority to the security of all and sundry particularly educational institutions. He urged the administration of schools and colleges to make all possible arrangements to contain terrorism and provide sense of security to the students. He directed the administration of public and private educational institutions to make arrangements according to the Security Guidelines set by the government to ensure foolproof security students.

He also warned that violators of government guidelines would be taken to task and such institutions would be closed down. The meeting was attended among others by District Monitoring Officer Adnan Cheema, Principal Government College Pindi Bhattian, Professor Asad Saleem Sheikh, Principal Government College for Women Zahida Nasreen Bhatti and heads of public and private educational institutions of the district.