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terior Minister Senator A. Rehman Malik called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at PM's House.— Photo by APP

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik called on Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf at Prime Minister House on Saturday evening and briefed him about the security situation in the country.

He also briefed him on the measures taken recently by the Interior Ministry for the improvement of the situation.

The Prime Minister directed the Interior Minister to arrange dispatch of three buses from Islamabad to Gilgit so that the people in the area can come back to their hometowns to celebrate Eid with their loved ones.

The Interior Minister assured the Prime Minister that these buses will be provided with proper security and escorted en-route.

The PM who had earlier met a delegation of overseas Pakistanis from UK was told by them that the fee for new passports was being increased.

The Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf directed the Minister of Interior to freeze the charges as before.

Rehman Malik assured the Prime Minister that overseas Pakistanis will be charged the same as before and no increase will be affected.

The Prime Minister also took up the matter of absence of provision of issuance of Machine Readable Passports and NICORP Cards to Pakistanis in Bradford which was creating hardships for them.

He directed the Interior Minister Rehman Malik to facilitate the issuance of machine readable passports in Bradford within two weeks.

Rehman Malik assured the PM that his directions will be complied with and the Interior Ministry will ensure that these facilities were made available to them in Bradford within two weeks.

While talking to the Interior Minister, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf revealed that he had urged the overseas Pakistanis to make investments in the country and send their remittances through legal channels.

Also, the Prime Minister had instructed the State Bank of Pakistan to ensure that transactions involving remittances were completed in the minimum possible time.

The Prime Minister appreciated the untiring efforts being made by the Interior Minister for improving security and praised him for making progress in the investigations into recent incidents in Gilgit as well as Kamra Airbase.

Rehman Malik informed the Prime Minister that all necessary measures would be taken to ensure improvement in the law and order situation and he is personally monitoring the situation.

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soothsayer
August 19, 2012 6:27 pm
What security? there is none except for the ministers, PM and and president!!!! Incredible how this country still survives!!
jalind
August 19, 2012 6:03 pm
mr rehman said all kamra attackers have been identified where as PAF says it does not know anything about this. only PAF is conducting an investigation according to daily times
HADI SAKEY
August 19, 2012 10:24 am
Heaven help Pakistan and Pakistanis.
ArshadPatel,Ohio,USA
August 20, 2012 3:17 am
What a waste of Nation's wealth. A senior minister and the prime minister trying to brain wash people that they care for the nation. Who is responsible for all the problems and nuisance already faced by the public ? Has any of the minister resigned for non compliance of any instruction.
M. Asghar
August 19, 2012 10:57 am
Mr Rehman has been doing this type of briefing for a long time, knowing fully well that he is the problem in this affair of violence.
raika45
August 19, 2012 12:48 pm
Your security system? I bet your President or Prime minister or other ministers will not have the guts to stand in public to greet visitors for EID.Here in Malaysia our leaders have an open house,and they stand in the forefront without gun toting bodyguards.No body is frisked. And hundreds of people of all races turn up.Maybe your government can learn from us what racial or religious harmony is.That might put an end to your security situation.
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