ISLAMABAD : Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Pervaiz Rashid, has said that effective steps are being taken by the government to curb terrorism and foil terrorist activities.

Talking to media persons here on Tuesday‚ he said 50 bomb disposal vehicles are being imported as part of measures to control the terrorist attacks. He said five such vehicles have already reached the country. The minister rejected the impression that police are not fulfilling their responsibilities regarding maintenance of law and order. He said the security forces and police have saved so many precious lives on several occasions by taking timely actions and rapid response.

To a question‚ the minister said the federal government was not a hurdle in the way of holding local bodies elections.