PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa apex committee on Friday decided that an investigation committee headed by Commissioner Peshawar division will investigate security arrangements at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda and the committee will submit a report within five days.

The committee reaffirmed the commitment to take terrorists and their facilitators to task. The committee headed by commissioner Peshawar will also probe whether there was any negligence in the security arrangements and will fix responsibility and submit a report within 5 days. The apex committee also reviewed implementation and progress on National Action Plan against militancy in the province and FATA.

The meeting with KP Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan in the chair also discussed the aftermath of terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University as well as security situation in the province and FATA.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak, Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Hidayat ur  Rehman, Chief Secretary KP, Amjad Ali Khan, IGP Nasir Khan Durrani, Acting IGFC, Brigadier Qaiser, Commandant Frontier Constabulary, Liaqat Ali Khan, Additional Chief Secretary FATA, Muhammad Aslam Kamboh, Home Secretary KP and other concerned officials also attended the meeting.

The committee discussed the current law and order situation in the province and FATA and also reviewed the progress on the implementation of the National Action Plan with special focus on the investigation of terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda.

In the meeting, the military and political leadership of the province vowed that the terrorists and killers of innocent people would be brought to justice at all costs.

It was also decided in the meeting that the security arrangements of all the educational institutions of the province to be reviewed and in case of any negligence strict action will be taken against those institutions.

Meanwhile the meeting was also briefed about the action taken against the culprits and facilitators of the brutal attack. The meeting also decided that to stop the terrorism, the issues related to border management would be resolved on priority basis. The 1122 emergency helpline would be working round the clock.

The apex committee has appealed to all citizens to remain vigilant with regards to their surroundings and report on the given extension in case they witness any suspicious person or activity.

The committee also urged upon the people to come forward and extend their full support in the complete eradication of militancy and terrorism.

A summary will be forwarded to federal government to resolve the issues of Frontier Constabulary in the province and for the effective implementation of National Action Plan. 

The committee hoped that the federal government will take concrete measures in this regard. On this occasion Fateha was offered for the martyrs of Bacha Khan University attack and Karkhano market blast. While addressing the meeting, the governor said, “We will not allow the terrorists to continue their cowardly acts adding that whole nation was committed to end the wave of militancy and intolerance from the country.”

He said that with the successful military operation, the back bone of terrorists has been broken and now they are targeting the innocent people and hitting soft targets.

He said, “We will not tolerate any form of terrorism and extremism in the country and every effort will be made for eliminating the terrorists and their facilitators.”

He said that terrorists and their facilitators will be rooted out from the country.

He said all those who challenged the writ of the state would be dealt with an iron hand adding that any form of terrorism and militancy will not be tolerated and entire nation stands united with security forces to uproot the menace of militancy and terrorism.

He said security forces had rendered great sacrifices in the war against terrorism and their sacrifices will not go in vain.

Meanwhile, police registered over 60 FIRs against various institutions including schools in the provincial metropolis for lacking security arrangements. Keeping in view the horrific attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, police have launched a massive security review of government and private educational institutes, firms and hotels.

Official sources said that most of the government institutes are still lacking security arrangements and are completely vulnerable.

The police while taking action under National Action Plan (NAP) registered FIRs against 32 schools, two non-governmental organisations and a government office for possessing inadequate security,

The sources said that among the schools, six schools are in Gulbarg, three in Tehkal, at least 14 in University Town, two in Hayatabad, four schools in Tatara, three schools in Peshtakhra and a private hostel. 

Having a fear of possible attack on educational institutions by terrorists, security of educational institutions had already tightened but some schools are still lacking proper security arrangements.

The KP government has already directed administration of private and government schools to install CCTV cameras, increase the number of armed guards, place concrete blocks and maintain log book for guests. 

Some days back, police has booked officials of certain schools for failing to fulfil security requirements, sources said.