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POSTED | 10:41 AM | 17-02-2015

Gordon Brown’s security plan for Pakistani schools

United Nations Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown on Tuesday (17 Feb 2015) proposed a plan for school security in Pakistan including improved safety measures, said a report published on the BBC.

The former British premier held talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to make schools safer in the wake of the Peshawar school attack which left more than 150 students and faculty members dead.

Mr Brown stated that he wants to help schools “stand up to terrorist violence.” His proposal was followed by an agreement with Premier Nawaz to improve the security situation of schools.

The proposal included safety measures such as armed guards, metal detectors, security fences, emergency communication systems and more.

The practice calls for creating peace zones around schools in negotiation with the local community and religious leaders. There are also proposals for a systematic approach to safety including security checkpoints, boundary walls and razor wire. The proposals also call for strategic placement of armed guards on vantage points like rooftops.

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