Pakistan

All security related departments fully alert for Ashura Day

All security related departments fully alert for Ashura Day

All security related departments fully alert for Ashura Day, said Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed.

He expressed these views, while addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday.

All security related departments fully alert for Ashura Day

He further said all security related departments stay fully alert for maintenance of law and order situation on Ashura.

The govt has deployed additional security personnel for the security of mourning processions.

He said the govt also ordered suspension of mobile service temporarily at some places for the security of the people.

Furthermore, the asked the participants of the processions to adhere to the SOPs to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

The Minister strongly rejected the Indian propaganda regarding Pakistan’s border situation.

He noted complete peace and tranquility at Torkham and Chaman borders that remain open for movement, trade and transit visa facility.

However, Sheikh Rashid clarified that Pakistan has not received any refugee.

He said three buses with 100 to 120 Pakistanis on board were cleared early this morning at Torkham border.

He said 613 Pakistanis have so far been brought back from Afghanistan since 14th August.

Moreover, he said government was making efforts to bring back all those Pakistanis willing to return to homeland in the next two days.

Pakistan evacuated about 900 diplomats and foreign media journalists

Sheikh Rashid said Pakistan has also evacuated about 900 diplomats and foreign media journalists from Afghanistan.

The Interior Minister said Pakistan advocates peace and a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is in the interest of Pakistan.

He expressed the confidence that the situation will improve in Afghanistan.

Sheikh Rashid said the government has completed three years in power.

And it will strive to address the problems of the people in the remaining two years, according to Sheikh Rashid.

GTV

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