Interim Interior Minister Sarfaraz Bugti, during a press conference in Islamabad, revealed the caretaker government’s proactive approach to curbing terrorism, particularly in light of recent bombings in Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa during Eid Miladun Nabi celebrations. Though investigations are ongoing, Bugti hinted at the possible involvement of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in the Balochistan incident. He emphasized the government’s firm stance against terrorism, stating that only the Constitution will prevail in Pakistan. He reassured citizens that the government is preparing for security needs for the upcoming polls.
Combatting Smuggling Activities
Bugti also addressed the issue of smuggling, asserting that strict measures are underway. In the last month, various checkpoints were established to halt the illegal transport of wheat, sugar, petroleum, and more. With over 1,000 FIRs related to Hawala Hundi and dollar smuggling and another 242 cases concerning narcotics control, the government remains adamant about upholding the law. A significant directive from the army chief indicated zero tolerance for officers involved in smuggling, ensuring that they face both court martial and imprisonment.