Islamabad - Islamabad police have completed the security audit and survey of 38 media houses and installed panic alert system at 31 outlets to avert any untoward incident there.

Following the directions of Minister for Interior Ch Nisar Ali Khan, various steps have been taken by Islamabad police to ensure foolproof security arrangements at media houses and these measures were reviewed here in meeting presided over by DIG (Security) Sultan Azam Temuri.

The meeting was held following the orders of IGP Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan. The meeting reviewed the security arrangements at media houses. SSP (Security) Mir Vais Niaz, PID officers and representatives of media houses also attended the meeting. It was told that panic alert system has been installed at 31 media houses after conducting the security audit of 38 media outlets while 123 security guards have been given security training in 3-day programme. In addition, a total of 59 security guards joined the rehearsal of firing. Likewise, the meeting was told that security audit of 150 buildings have been completed and 530 bunkers have been constructed for guards deputed there for security purpose.

DIG (Security) Sultan Azam Temuri said that an SOP has been prepared for security of Islamabad and it has been divided into four clusters. He said that a total of 1,723 guards have been given security training so far and this exercise would remain continue in next month.

Temuri said that media is playing an important role in perspective of security situation in the country and the interior minister has categorically asked to ensure foolproof arrangements there. He said that media representative would share the security information after this meeting with owners of media outlets and complete coordination will be ensured with police in this regard.