LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that steps regarding foolproof security in public and private educational institutions must be completed at the earliest.
He said that security plan evolved for schools, colleges and universities should be implemented at every cost. He said that the law of ban on display of arms should be strictly implemented and action be taken against violators.
Special attention should be paid to checking of entry and exit points of the province, he added.
He was presiding over a high level meeting here on Friday to review security arrangements in public and private educational institutions of the province.
The chief minister directed that checking and effective monitoring of security plan should be conducted, adding that the work of raising the boundary walls of educational institutions and installation of CCTV cameras should be completed. Punjab Information Technology Board along with departments concerned should make comprehensive planning regarding installation of CCTV cameras, he added.
He said that he would personally review security arrangements daily.
Provincial Minister for Home Col. (R) Shuja Khanzada, MNA Hamza Shahbaz, MPAs Rana Sanaullah, Zaeem Hussain Qadri, Special Assistant Azm-ul-Haq, Rana Maqbool, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police and secretaries of Schools Education, Higher Education, Finance, Auqaf, Law and Information departments and others were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the chief minister presided over another meeting which reviewed in detail security arrangements at airports in the Punjab.
Addressing the meeting, he directed that foolproof security arrangements should be ensured at airports of the province.
He said that institutions deployed for security of airports should discharge their responsibilities efficiently.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Aviation Shujat Azeem, Secretary Aviation, DG Rangers Punjab, DG Airport Security Force, and DG Civil Aviation Authority, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police Punjab, Secretary Home and officers of law enforcement agencies attended the meeting.