QUETTA - Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qadus Bizenjo said Saturday that police in Balochistan had been freed from every influence to establish durable peace in the province.

The chief minister expressed these remarks while addressing the seventh passing-out parade of Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF).

Provincial ministers and other high-ups also attended the ceremony. As many as 220 ATF personnel and 43 officials of telecommunication department were passed out.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that incidents of target killings, terrorism and attacks on security forces were a point of concern. However, he expressed satisfaction over the efforts made by police and security forces who had been braving the situation and securing public lives and properties at the cost of their lives.

Mir Bizenjo added that Balochistan police were confronting many challenges for improving law and order situation.

He also assured that all necessary instruments and vehicles would be provided to the cops and police department will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

“We have to defeat enemy’s ulterior motives to establish durable peace,” said the chief minister.

Bizenjo termed professional training imperative for police to successfully eliminate menace of terrorism. Therefore, every cop should voluntarily come forward for professional training, he said. He clarified that dealing with terrorism sans proficiency would be a daunting task.

The chief minister also appreciated the performance of commandant ATF Training Center and his team and expressed satisfaction over the professional training of ATF passed-out men.

He said up-gradation of policemen was an endeavour to address financial woes of the lawmen so that they could discharge their obligations in a carefree and professional manner.

The chief minister also said that all essential requirements of the ATF center would be fulfilled.

Bizenjo also announced cash prizes for the cops who displayed excellent performance in various categories and distributed certificates among them.

Inspector General of Police Moazzam Jah Ansari, addressing the ATF passing-out ceremony, said that Balochistan police had rendered matchless sacrifices against terrorism due to which law and order situation improved in the province.

He added that morale of police was high and they were fully capable of meeting the challenge of terrorism. Moazzam resolved that they wouldn’t take rest unless they eliminate menace of terrorism from the province.

Home Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti, Tahir Mehmood, Amir Khan Rind, Sheikh Jaffar Mandokhail, Mir Hasim Kurd Gello, chief secretary, IG police and others attended the ceremony.