ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed Law Ministry to formulate new laws to help resolve the missing persons issue and make necessary amendments in the Anti Terrorism Law to counter terrorism in the country effectively.

The prime minister was chairing a meeting on Saturday at PM House, which among others was attended by Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani and federal ministers of Law, Interior, Finance and Information. It was decided that prime minister will undertake a two-day visit to Balochistan from today where he will meet a cross-section of the society.

The meeting also decided to cancel all existing “Rahdaris” (passageway licence) forthwith and that the interior ministry will issue instructions within three days to all the law enforcement agencies not to issue any new “Rahdari”.

The PM directed all the law enforcement agencies to remain extra vigilant of the inimical forces which are creating disturbance in Balochistan. It was also decided that no one should be allowed to drive vehicles with tinted glasses or glazed papers.

The meeting decided that custom non-paid (CNP) vehicles shall not be allowed to ply on the roads and the law enforcement agencies were authorised to seize such vehicles immediately and proceed against the delinquents in accordance with the law. The meeting also decided that temporary permission already granted to CNP vehicles also stand cancelled with immediate effect.

Balochistan Chief Minister was also advised to take special measures to ensure well coordinated efforts of all LEAs of both federation and the province to overcome the menace of terrorism, missing persons, kidnapping for ransom and other criminal activities.

The Prime Minister directed that interior minister and Balochistan CM will meet at regular intervals to review law and orders situation in Balochistan, especially in Quetta and take necessary action for improving the same. He directed the interior ministry to assess the logistic requirements in consultation with chief minister to enhance the capacity and capability of law enforcement agencies for curbing the crime rate.

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