FAISALABAD - The Punjab government has beefed up security and revised its strategies in the province following terrorists’ attacks in different part of the country.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan stated this while addressing a press briefing here at a local circuit house on Thursday. He gave the details of security arrangements and condemned the terrorist activities. The provincial minister said that terrorists had no religion or sect and nation as there were the enemy of humanity, adding that no patriotic citizen could support terrorists. He said that a handful of terrorists could not defeat the nation and Pakistani nation through unity would succeed in winning the war against terrorism. He said that the Punjab chief minister had again reviewed the Muharram security arrangements in the province after the incidents of terrorism in Rawalpindi “New strategy has been evolved to ensure security of every procession and majlas and thwart nefarious designs of unscrupulous elements,” he pointed out. Rana Sana appealed to the media representatives to pinpoint shortcomings and flaw in Muharram security arrangements to plug them in due course of time.

The Punjab law minister claimed that all security agencies were alert and monitoring Muharram security arrangements effectively, adding that media should extend cooperation to make these security arrangements a success for the protection of the common man’s life and property.

During the press conference, CPO Bilal Siddique Kamyana informed that 81 Muharram processions out of 426 and 910 Majalis of 1,308 in the district had been conducted so far peacefully, adding that security arrangements had been beefed up for the rest of processions and Majalis.  PML-N MPAs Muhammad Nawaz Malik, Kh Islam, Rana Afzal, Zafar Iqbal Nagra, Shafique Gujjar, Raza Nasrullah Gumman, Khalik Tahir Sindhu and Dr Khalid Imtiaz Baloch, Divisional Commissioner Tahir Hussain, RPO Aftab Cheem, DCO Waheed Akhtar Ansari, CPO Bilal Siddique Kamyana and other police officers were also present on the occasion.