PESHAWAR - Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that reviewing policy about Afghan refugees and foreign affairs is need of the hour to make Pakistan fully secure following the Peshawar school attack.

He also that deployment of sufficient FC personnel on FATA borders would protect not only the province but also the entire country from infiltration of unwanted and terrorist elements on which PTI-led coalition govt has clearly apprised the federal government of its principled stand.

He said this while chairing a high level meeting about legislation on Security of Sensitive Installation & Vulnerable Places Bill here on Sunday and later talking to media. On the other hand, he said, his govt would ensure internal security of the province and would make foolproof security arrangements for all cities under the safe city project.

The meeting took stock of draft of the bill and approved it in the light of the proposals and recommendations of the participants.

The CM regretted that the acts of terrorism and subversion traced back over two decades but no proper attention was given to external or internal security.

He deplored that most of terrorism related damages could be avoided and culprits apprehended if adequate security steps are taken, CCTV cameras installed at important installations and latest technology is used.

He agreed that security of all public and private installations, buildings and sensitive places was impossible for the govt alone. However, he said joint efforts on the part of private institutions and specific segments of society could ensure complete safety and security of everything.

He recalled that there was no police contingents seen guarding the commercial centres, banks, worship and public places in the developed countries as this duty was performed by the concerned institutions and individuals in its own way.

MORE WARDENS NEEDED TO IMPROVE PESHAWAR TRAFFIC

In order to overcome the traffic problems and ensure smooth flow of traffic in Peshawar, the traffic police will need 669 more traffic wardens for various points as the current capacity of 1320 traffic personnel is insufficient to cover all squares in the city while heavy system of fine will be needed to bring reforms in traffic.

According to the traffic headquarter Peshawar, to run this traffic warden service with modern service delivery, 669 additional strength to the existing 1320 is required under the command of SSP Traffic (as Chief Traffic Officer).

The Warden Service strength of 1989 will be managing 147 static and 117 mobile duty points to manage the traffic affairs. At the moment with 1320 only 124 duty points are being manned including 101 static and 23 mobile points.

Additional strength of 669 will also manage 46 static points and 94 mobile points on which no strength is deployed due to shortage of manpower.

The service will ensure mobility and officer-based communication on all major roads deployments equipped with modern techniques being trained by the Motorway Academy.

The incumbent Inspector General of Police has recently initiated some steps for the improvement of traffic system in Peshawar and these steps are visible in the city to common people, however, much more is needed as the new government has taken the mandate to bring a remarkable change in the traffic system.

There is a critical need of implementing the traffic laws and regulations to handle the growing incidents of traffic and traffic jams. The high influx of urban migration has added to traffic miseries in Peshawar while there is no comprehensive plan to be implemented to improve the traffic system in metropolis.