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Police and Levis force to handle Gwadar’s security

The security of Gwadar would be entirely turned over to the police and Levies Force in the upcoming three to four months, according to the top military commander in Balochistan, and the armed forces will be restricted to their posts and not visible in the city.

Lt Gen Asif Ghafoor, commander of the XII Corps, announced on Thursday that the chief of the army staff would soon pay a visit to the port city. He announced while speaking at a gathering in Gwadar.

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The corps commander had discussions with senior members of the security forces and met with political party leaders, journalists, businesspeople, and locals At the Gwadar Cricket Stadium.

Lt Gen Ghafoor regretted that only one or two of the 41 council members in Gwadar—whom he referred to as the “true rulers” of the city—were present at the event.

He tasked Maulana Liaquat, the emir of the Jamaat-i-Islami in Gwadar, with convening a Friday morning meeting with every member of the municipal committee to discuss how to address the city’s problems.

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He emphasized that Gwadar “is our home and it should not be damaged” and that no one would be permitted to block roadways, stop government operations, or halt city development.

He asserted that protests and sit-ins were ineffective ways to solve issues and that cooperation was necessary instead.

To solve the issues in Gwadar, Lt Gen Ghafoor suggested creating a committee with members from many areas of life. He instructed the deputy commissioner to receive the list of individuals whose names will be on the committee by Friday (today).


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