LAHORE - The failure of security agencies against suicide attacks is agitating the minds of all the patriotic citizens of the country in view of the unabated terrorists attack on innocent citizens wherein the terrorists escape from the scene after fulfilling their nefarious designs. If there were a Counter Terrorism Force (CTS), it would help in eradicating the activities of the terrorists. A suicide terrorist can be restrained from the operation by the Counter Terrorism Force officials, who should always be ready even to sacrifice their lives for the defence of the country and for the security of the people. The Quick Response Force or Trained Commandoes cannot prevent a suicide terrorist attack whatsoever. This is evident from the untoward deadliest suicide attacks on the shrine of the custodian of peace and a Persian Sufi Saint Hazrat Ali Bin Usman Al-Hajveri commonly known as Data Sahib. Moreover, it was also observed from the incident at the worship places of Ahmadis at Garhi Shahu and Model Town where police force failed to enter into the worship places to prevent killings in which the terrorists found ample time to complete their mission. Same episode was repeated during the recent attacks, when some two-suicide attackers struck into the shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bukhsh and exploded their vests. If there had been a suicide Quick Response Force or Counter Terror Force, it could instantaneously enter into the shrine and could engage or could have encountered the attack. The idea of Counter Suicide Squad has been endorsed by the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif on Saturday during a press conference at his residence when he said, I have urged Shahbaz Sharif to set up a Counter Terror Force immediately which may act before happening any untoward incident. Reliable source said that the Punjab Home Department has completed paper work for setting up Counter Terror Force and soon it will be launched across the province. The sources believed Counter Terror Force personnel would be tasked to launch search and surveillance operation in suspected areas and collect information besides apprehending the terrorists before committing any felony act. The Counter Terror Force must be equipped with latest equipment including bomb and explosive locators, explosive detectors, minute walk-through gates and sniffer dogs. Nevertheless specially trained in counter terrorism, Elite Force personnel have been restricted to protect the elite. But according to a handout issued by DGPR Punjab on May 5, Nawaz Sharif said that the Elite Force was conceived and established by the PML-N government and now the force works actively to protect the lives and property of citizens and bravely combats anti-state elements. No doubt, it might be a source of relief for the general public if the entire Elite Force is trained into Counter Terror Force. It is worth mentioning here that during the current year, the Punjab govt has allocated Rs324.17m for the forces operating expenditures, a more than 100 per cent increase from 2008-2009 allocation when the budget was Rs146.76m. The government also allocated Rs170m for the provision of state-of-the-art training to the forces personnel in this year, a budgetary document said.