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Talking to the press outside the Parliament House, Rehman Malik said that security of airports had been put on high alert after the terrorist attack on PNS Mehran base. - Photo by APP

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Monday that security of airports had been put on high alert after the terrorist attack on PNS Mehran base.

Talking to newsmen at the Parliament House, he said that investigation into the attack on Mehran base was moving forward but it was premature at this stage to say anything about the perpetrators.

He said Taliban and Al-Qaeda were anti- Pakistan and conducting terrorism to destabilize the country. He said    the government    was determined to eradicate terrorism in all its forms and manifestation.

The minister condemned the drone attacks and said that Pakistan has time and again asked the US government to transfer the drone technology to Pakistan.

Replying to a question about any any plan to launch operation in North Waziristan, he said it would be done at an appropriate time.

Referring to the murder of Salim Shehzad, he said that a judicial commission was probing the incident and    the culprits would be soon identified and punished.

Malik said that the government has announced Rs. 4 billion package for uplift of Balochistan province, adding Rs. one billion has also been allocated by the Prime Minister and Rs. one billion by the Federal Interior Ministry for law enforcing agencies of the province for maintaining law and order.

The Minister greeted JUI-F leader Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidari on becoming leader of opposition in the Senate.

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