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Pak orders setting up of new force to secure VVIPs, diplomats

Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik today issued orders for setting up a new force to provide fool proof security to VVIPs and diplomats.

world Updated: Jul 21, 2010 23:25 IST

Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Wednesday issued orders for setting up a new force to provide fool proof security to VVIPs and diplomats.

Malik issued the directive while chairing a meeting in Islamabad to the review law and order situation across the country.

He directed the Islamabad police chief to further beef up security of Shia prayer halls, shrines and other religious places.

He said all out efforts are being made to maintain peace across the country.

The government is utilising all available resources to curb terrorism, he said.

Most diplomatic missions in Islamabad have put in place elaborate security measures following suicide attacks on the Danish embassy and the Marriott Hotel, which is frequented by diplomats and foreign nationals, in 2008.

The missions, including the Indian High Commission, have imported bulletproof vehicles and specialised security equipment to counter terrorist attacks.