KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Transport & Mass Transits Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani said on Wednesday that transport located near government and private schools are being removed to beef up the security of schools in the province in wake of Peshawar school tragedy.
This he said while presiding over a high level meeting at his office which was attended by officials of education, police, transport departments and representative of private school management committee.
He informed that complete bio-data of school van drivers would be registered in the relevant police stations while close circuit camera system was also being installed and improved in schools.
The provincial minister said that on the directive of PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Sindh government was making efforts to ensure the foolproof security arrangements and all available resources would be utilized in this regard.
He informed that Sindh government would provide weapon licenses to private security guards deputed at private schools adding that Home Department had already been directed to take necessary action in this regard.
Jakhrani said everyone had to play its role to root out terrorism from the country. It is our duty to inform concerned police stations regarding suspected persons.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Inspector General Police Suleman, Senior Superintendent of Police Pervaiz Chandio, Secretary Transport Taha Ahmed Farooqui, Secretary Provincial Transport Authority Ghazanfar Qadri, Secretary Regional Transport Authority Mohammad Munshad Shahani, Director General Schools Sindh, representative of Private School Management Committee, and others.
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