QUETTA - Security forces, foiling a major terror bid, recovered huge cache of arms from Chagai and Dera Murad Jamali in Balochistan on Sunday.

According to details, the security forces operated on a tip-off in rugged area of Chagai and seized a huge cache of weapons including landmines, rockets launchers, hand grenades, IEDs, arms and ammunitions and other explosives.

The sources added that the arms and explosives were to be used for terror activities in the province. However no arrests could be made as the terrorists fled from the scene before the arrival of the FC personnel.

In another operation, FC arrested four suspected terrorists of a banned organisation and recovered arms and ammunition from their custody in Dera Murad Jamali. They have been transferred to an undisclosed location for further investigation.

Meanwhile officials said that a terrorist of a banned organisation was arrested on Sunday on Quetta’s Airport Road and arms were recovered from his custody.

After these recoveries and arrest, the authorities have enhanced the security along Pak-Afghan border.

ENCROACHMENTS DEMOLISHED

Drive against encroachments has been launched in Quetta with the aim to reinstate the traditional beautify of Quetta.

According to details, all encroachments on footpaths, roadside sellers, pushcarts and shopkeepers have been removed at Suranjganj Bazaar, Kandhari Bazaar, Jinnah Road, Sairab Road and various areas of the City.

The anti-encroachment drive started upon the instructions of Balochistan High Court and Chief Secretary Balochistan to ensure smooth flow of traffic and pedestrians.

Assistant Commissioner City Batool Asadi, Assistant Commissioner Munir Ahmed Musiani and Special Magistrate Muhammad Hussain, Magistrate Arbab Inayat Kasi alongwith police and Frontier Corps led the drive and demolished illegal encroachments alongside roads and footpaths.

This initiative has largely eased traffic congestion in the City.

The much awaited anti-encroachment drive has given relief to the people of the City who wanted tough action against encroachments.