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Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs meeting on issue of security and facilitation of the Zaireen visiting holy places abroad

September 2, 2018

Islamabad, September 02, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a meeting on the issue of security and facilitation of the Zaireen at the Prime Minister’s Office. The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan, MoS for Interior Mr. Shahryar Afridi, Secretary to Prime Minister, Secretary Interior, Secretary Religious Affairs, Chief Secretary Balochistan and senior government officers. The Prime Minister observed that the security of the Zaireen, visiting holy places abroad, is a foremost priority and no effort should be spared in providing fool-proof security and ensuring proper facilitation of the Zaireen.

The Prime Minister directed that a comprehensive action plan should be chalked out, in consultation with all stakeholders, within 48 hours for the security of Zaireen visiting Iran, Iraq and other holy places during the coming month of Moharram. The Prime Minister directed that immigration counters at Pak-Iran border should be enhanced to facilitate Zaireen in speedy immigration process. The Prime Minister further directed that a permanent mechanism should also be evolved to streamline the entire operations of Zaireen for the future.

In this context, the Prime Minister directed Minister of State Mr. Shehryar Afridi to coordinate with Chief Minister Balochistan and other stakeholders including the security forces and Ministry of Religious Affairs, to streamlining the process and ensure provision of maximum facilitation to the visiting Zaireen. He further directed that a comprehensive time bound action plan with delineated responsibilities may be submitted for his approval to regulate the matter.

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