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5th August, 2013

Security along Indus River enhanced
ATTOCK, Aug 4: Following jailbreaks and attack on some important national installations, the Attock district police have revisited their security plan, which focuses on checking entry of terrorists from Khyber Paktunkhawa (KP).
 
They intensified riverine patrolling at all points of Indus River which connects it with KP, it has been learnt.
 
The 80-km-long border area with KP, including Indus river and mountainous belt, passes through this district from Ghorghusti village of Hazro tehsil to Mukhad village of Jand tehsil. Hardened criminals use this difficult terrain for their inter-provincial movement, sources said.
 
In pursuance of such directives, a police team led by the district police officer (DPO) Abdul Kadir Qamar visited Khushalgarh, Mukhad and Injra in this regard, sources disclosed.
 
He also inspected riverine police posts of the district at Bagh Neelab, Mukhad, Jaba, Formuli, and Shadipur villages.
 
Boats fitted with latest surveillance gadgets were recently provided to the Attock police for patrolling of Indus River, sources added.
 
DPO Mr Kadir told Dawn that district police had already been on high alert especially at all entry points of the district.
 
Meanwhile the security of sensitive defence installations of Attock including Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra, PAF Base Kamra, Pakistan Ordnance Factory Sanjwal and Army Regimental centers have also been beefed up.
 
Moreover, the security of Attock jail was also tightened and special police pickets were established at different points of Jail Road.
 
(Daily Dawn)
 
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