From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
The Balochistan Province of Pakistan, has been faced with law and order situation for the past months, raising a question mark about the administration.
Dawn, a Pakistani daily newspaper, reported that a member of the provincial assembly from the Chagai constituency, Mir Mohammad Arif Mohammad Hasni, made the submission while briefing journalists after visiting a man who allegedly received bullet injuries during a robbery attempt near the Pak-Iran border area.
“Quoting Hasni, the publication said that people were complaining about robberies on a daily basis and the local administration’s incapability of arresting the robbers,” Asian News International reported.
“I have informed the Balochistan Chief Minister and chief secretary about the prevailing law and order situation in Chagai and urged them to take necessary measures to protect the lives and property of the masses,” Hasni said.
Asian News International further reported that the law and order of the country has been deteriorating day by day, especially in the country’s financial hub Karachi.
“Reports have also surfaced that multinational companies in Pakistan are worried about the deteriorating law and order situation.
“A recent survey conducted by The Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) in the country suggested that 70 per cent of the CEOs polled reported security among the top three concerns for them versus 60 per cent a year ago, the Dawn reported.
“Ground-level feedback from various channels points towards a visible setback to industrial activities due to security challenges cropping up across Pakistan.
“The widespread militancy and lawlessness across the country has worsened the internal security situation. There is a rise in criminal gangs at the local level. All of this has further jeopardised the development and peaceful existence of Pakistani society.
“The chamber urged law enforcement agencies and other government authorities responsible for promoting investment and business activities to strengthen the overall security environment while especially focusing on foreigners’ security and street crimes in the industrial cities of Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad,” the South Asia Leading Multimedia News Agency also reported.