Police seek deployment of Scouts on borders

By Our Correspondent
GAHKUCH: The deployment of Northern Areas Scouts on the inter-district and international borders is imperative to check infiltration of terrorists and extremists into the region from the neighbouring Swat valley. This was stated by Superintendent of Police (SP) Ghizar Haji Hajat Mir while talking to local media persons. He said the existence of police checkposts on the border areas was not sufficient to check movement of anti-social elements. He said Northern Areas Scout should be deployed on all inter-district and international borders in Northern Areas.The SP said with the start of the summer season and melting of snow on the mountains, terrorists can start moving into Gilgit-Baltistan from Afghanistan and Tajikistan. For this purpose, he added, stringent security measures were necessary. However, he said due to shortage of personnel, the police cannot deploy its personnel on the porous broders and there was a need to involve the paramilitary force to keep a watch on the border areas. He said Ghizar’s border also met Chitral and to check encroacments of Chitral Scouts on the Shandur pass, deployment of Northern Areas Scouts was also necessary. Otherwise, he said, law and order situation in Ghizar was satisfactory.

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