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The Senate was informed today that Pakistan Army is fully vigilant to handle technical aspects of Pak-Afghan border security after the US army's exit from Afghanistan.

During question hour Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif said  183 thousand troops have been deployed to man the border besides enhanced patrolling and aerial surveillance.

He said there is effective coordination between civil government, Chief Minister's office, Governor's office and the Corp headquarter through regular apex committee meetings.

Responding to a call attention notice, Minister of State for Capital Administration , Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said a committee setup by Islamabad High court is looking into the issue of regularization of contract teachers of Islamabad.

Responding to another call attention , Federal Minister Zahid Hamid informed the House that all the provinces are represented on the governing council of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

The Minister said functional members of the Bureau have been appointed strictly according to the laid down criteria and on the basis of merit.

The House will now meet at ten tomorrow morning.


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