Pakistan’s military and police chiefs to meet to discuss ‘disruption’ report
Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistani military and civilian leaders are set to meet for a second day on Wednesday to discuss the investigation into the deadly attack that killed more than 80 people in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
Military chief General Raheel Sharif is expected to visit the provincial capital, Quetta, on Wednesday, while the provincial chief of police and deputy chief of the intelligence service are expected to arrive in the city.
“We have to take care of the security situation,” said Major General Asif Ghafoor, the chief of army staff.
“The army and the police will ensure the security of the nation.”
The Pakistani military has also ordered an inquiry into the attack, which occurred on Saturday.
It said the army and police were investigating the cause of the attack that took the lives of dozens of people, mostly women and children, and injured more than 160 others.
Pakistan has been battling a deadly wave of violent attacks by the Taliban, who are seeking to overthrow the country’s elected government.
In recent months, Pakistan has witnessed an increase in attacks, mostly by the group, on security installations and public gatherings.