Around 100 check posts of the various provincial and federal departments have been abolished in Balochistan province and more will be dismantled in the coming days.
This was revealed in a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Balochistan Matahar Niaz Rana.
A report prepared by the Home Department was tabled in the meeting.
The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary Home Arshad Majeed, IG Police Muhammad Tahir Rai, Secretary Forest Dosain Jamaldini, representatives of Customs, 12 Corps, FC and other concerned officials.
The meeting was informed that at present there are 728 check posts of federal and provincial agencies in the province and out of them 100 check posts have already been abolished to provide relief to the general public.
Talking on the occasion, the chief secretary said that the provincial government was taking steps for the provision of security and other facilities to the public.
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He said that check posts should be identified on the main highways of the province in terms of security and all other unnecessary check posts should also be removed because they were causing inconvenience.
It was decided in the meeting that different points would be identified for the check posts and each concerned department would be bound to set up a joint check post at the same points.
It was also decided at the meeting that each department would have to play its role in curbing corruption at the check posts and if any official was found involved in corruption, legal action would be taken against him.
The meeting called for a report from the intelligence agencies to curb corruption.
He said that a strategy would be worked out in the next meeting to formulate a joint strategy regarding the check posts of various institutions on the highways in which the self-esteem of the people would be ensured and the hearts of the people would be won.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 6th, 2021.