Pakistan

Sindh gears up to form anti-terrorism force

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to establish anti-terrorism force to cope with growing security threats and terrorists, ARY News reported.

The decision in this regard was taken during the Provincial Apex Committee meeting here today. The meeting was jointly presided over by Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah.

The counter-terrorism force, comprising 1000 personnel, will be trained by Pakistan Army. It was also decided during a meeting that 57 cases of terrorism will be sent to the federal government.

A single unit of anti-terrorism force will consist of 100 personnel. The CM Sindh said he viewed Peshawar school attack and Shikarpur Imambargah bombing as similar in nature.

In view of security threats, Sindh has been divided into three zones.

He directed the law enforcement agencies to arrest the culprits of Shikarpur blast within 10 days.

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