LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday said private schools were charging heavy fees from students and it was their responsibility to make foolproof security arrangements for them. Presiding over a high-level meeting regarding law and order in the province and security arrangements at educational institutions, here on Sunday, the CM directed the concerned officials of education department to ensure that all private educational institutions provide adequate security to the students. Shahbaz issued instructions for setting up of a special cell for taking short-term measures in this regard. The special cell will monitor security arrangements at all educational institutions in the province. He said short, medium and long-term measures were being taken for reviewing security arrangements at educational institutions. Senior Advisor Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed, Members National Assembly Khawaja Saad Rafique, Sardar Ayyaz Sadiq, Member Provincial Assembly Ch Javed, Advisor Jehanzeb Barki, Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, IG Police as well as senior officers concerned were present. Shahbaz further said education was of vital importance in the progress of a nation, therefore, this process should continue uninterruptedly. He said solid measures should be taken to ensure security to enable the youth to continue their educational activities. He said community policing be promoted and the people should maintain a watchful eye on suspects and immediately inform police about such elements. The meeting reviewed in detail security arrangements in the province. He said Pakistan was passing through the most critical phase of its history and is facing serious challenges such as terrorism. However, he said, the whole nation was untied in the war against terrorism and this menace will be rooted out from the country. He said by laying down their lives in the operation against terrorists, officers and jawans of security forces have proved that Pakistanis are a living nation. The CM said terrorists were trying to scare the people through their negative activities and have started targeting educational institutions as well. He said provincial government was building the capacity of law-enforcement agencies for coping with incidents of terrorism and sabotage. He said that intelligence system was of key importance for curbing terrorism, therefore, a close coordination should be maintained between law-enforcement agencies and an effective intelligence system should be evolved.