No compromise to be made on solidarity of Pakistan: Interior Minister

Counter Terrorism Department is monitoring the terrorist activities in Sindh and Punjab

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Islamabad: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed says neither terrorism will be allowed in the country nor any compromise be made on the solidarity of Pakistan.

Responding to a motion in the Senate on Monday, he said the government is ready to talk to any person within the ambit of the Constitution and law. He, however, made it clear that no talks with anyone are taking place at the moment.

Keeping in view the recent incidents of terrorism, upcoming meeting of the OIC, and surge in Covid cases, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed urged the opposition to reschedule their protest march from 23rd of March this year to any other appropriate date.  He said there will be a very high profile movement on the Pakistan Day falling on 23rd of March this year, including parade of the armed forces and OIC Foreign Ministers meeting, and the opposition should reschedule its protest march.

The Interior Minister said Indian RAW has hired mercenaries to carry out terrorist activities in Pakistan and the government is aware of it and is taking appropriate steps in this regard.

Talking about the fence along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said around 200 kilometers of the frontier in Balochistan has yet not been fenced. He said Counter-Terrorism Department is monitoring the terrorist activities in Sindh and Punjab, while this job is being looked after by 10 and 11 corps of the Pakistan Army in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The House passed two resolutions. The first resolution recommended that on the analogy of the pilot project of construction of one kilometer of plastic road in Islamabad, the Federal Government should take steps to construct plastic roads under the domain of National Highways throughout the country.

The second resolution urged upon the government to grant two years age relaxation in all Federal Government and Public Sector jobs in view of the Covid-19 situation and lockdowns throughout the country during the last two years.

The House also offered Fateha for the deceased brother of Senator Dost Muhammad. Senator Atta Ur Rehman led the prayer. The House will now meet again on Tuesday at 11am.

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