February 26, 2019 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Punjab government has put its border districts on high alert in the wake of the Indian Air Force (IAF)’s intrusion into Pakistan Occupied territory of Kashmir across the Line of Control.
A release by Punjab CMO states that CM Amarinder Singh has ordered a spate of measures as part of the state’s preparedness to deal with any contingency in view of the latest developments at the LoC. DCs and SSPs of the border areas have been asked to put in place all contingency plans to ensure the protection and safety of the citizens.
As a confidence-building step, the Chief Minister will himself be visiting the border areas from Pathankot to Ferozepur by road tomorrow, an official spokesperson announced after a high-level law and order review meeting, chaired by Captain Amarinder Singh. The meeting found no need for panic and decided against any move to evacuate the residents of the border areas.
The Chief Minister discussed all aspects of the current situation with the top brass of the police and civil administration, including CM’s Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh, Home Secretary NS Kalsi, DGP Dinkar Gupta and DGP Intelligence VK Bhawara.
CMO said that the state government was in touch with the Indian Home and Defence Ministries to remain abreast of the situation.