Prime Minister orders foolproof security during Eid holidays
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday directed the interior minister to make foolproof security arrangements during Eid holidays. Prime Minister Raja was talking to Interior Minister Rehman Malik who called on him at PM’s House. Malik apprised the PM of the overall law and order situation in the country.
The premier appealed to the people to exhibit complete unity and harmony and demonstrate to the world at large that Pakistanis were a peace loving and tolerant society. The prime minister lauded the services and sacrifices of law enforcers in meeting the challenges posed by extremists and anti-state elements who want to destabilise the country.
Raja appealed to the small group of misguided people to adhere to the true message and tenants of Islam which call for peaceful, tolerant and mutually helpful coexistence. Meanwhile, Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at Prime Minister’s House and discussed with him Pak-US relations.
The ambassador apprised the PM about the visit of a high-level US delegation and the scheduled meetings of the Working Group to enhance cooperation between the two countries. The PM expressed satisfaction over the performance of the ambassador and said that the relations between both countries had largely normalised due to her hard work.
Separately, Sardar Saleem Haider, minister of state for defence, also called on PM Raja.
Haider extended invitation to the PM to address a public meeting in Attock, which the PM accepted.
The minister also apprised the premier about the ongoing developments projects in his constituency.
Prime Minister asked the minister to focus on early completion of the developmental projects.
Meanwhile, Qamar Zaman Kaira, minister for information and broadcasting, called on the premier and apprised him about the matters pertaining to his ministry.
Kaira also congratulated the PM on holding a mammoth public meeting in Gujjar Khan. He also discussed with the prime minister the prevailing political situation in the country. Prime Minister Raja said that the government attached great importance to freedom of media and had fostered a culture of tolerance and free speech in the country.