PM Gilani directs reviewing security of defense installations

KARACHI: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday directed the concerned to revisit, improve and upgrade the security of all the defense installations.“There is a need to upgrade the security measures keeping in view the intentions of terrorists,” he observed during his visit to PNS base Mehran on Tuesday.On the occasion, he was briefed by CNS Admiral Noman Bashir about the operational response of the security personnel against the terrorists.“Whatever possible action is required should be taken as government will extend all support in this behalf,” Gilani said.The Prime Minister paid rich tribute to the Jawans of the Navy, Rangers and Police who fought the terrorists with courage and showed spirit of nationalism.“Joint action by Navy, Rangers and Police demonstrated that all the security forces are united to eliminate terrorists.”Earlier, CNS Admiral Noman Bashir thanked the security personnel of Pakistan Rangers and Police for extending support to Pakistan Navy and said that the episode has re-affirmed the commitment and determination on their part to deal the hidden enemies of the country with iron hands.Later, the Commander of the ‘Response Operation’ briefed the Prime Minister on the prevalent security arrangements and details of operation to wipe out terrorists.He was informed that the objective of the operation was to protect the lives of other officials and defence assets and Shaheed Lt. Yasser Abbass did not hestitate to sacrifice his life in line of duty.He said two terrorists who escaped from the base were actually facilitators who brought-in equipment and ammunition for their accomplices.