'Gwadar's security to be entrusted to police'.

GWADAR -- The top military commander in Balochistan has said that Gwadar's security would be completely entrusted to the police and Levies Force in the next three to four months, and the armed forces would be confined to their stations and not be seen in the city.

Speaking at a gathering in Gwadar on Thursday, Lt Gen Asif Ghafoor, commander of XII Corps, said the chief of the army staff would also visit the port city soon.

During the visit, the corps commander met leaders of political parties, journalists, business people and citizens at Gwadar Cricket Stadium and held meetings with senior security forces officials.

However, of the 41 councillors in Gwadar - who Lt Gen Ghafoor described as the 'real rulers' of the city - only one or two were present on the occasion, a fact regretted by the general.

He assigned the responsibility of the Jamaat-i-Islami emir in Gwadar, Maulana Liaquat, to meet all the councillors of the city's municipal committee on Friday morning to discuss how the city's woes...

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