Not to allow militant mindset to take over country: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend Global Refugee Forum in Geneva

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ISLAMABAD/ MANAMA
Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed that he will not allow the militant mindset to take over the country, reported Radio Pakistan. In his message, PM Imran pledged that the militants will not be allowed to hold the nation hostage to its bigoted vision.
The premier said the blood of the innocent united the entire nation against all forms of extremism, terrorism, violence and hatred. The PM also lauded the sacrifices of the armed forces, police and law enforcing agencies in the fight against terrorism.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Geneva to attend the two-day session of Global Refugee Forum commencing from from today in Switzerland, confirmed spokesperson of PM House on Monday.
PM Imran Khan will arrive in Switzerland on December 17 to attend the session of Global Refugee Forum being organised in Geneva on December 17-18 with the collaboration of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Swiss government. The premier will joint president the two-session which will be attended by the head of states of Turkey, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Germany, the spokesperson said.
The premier will discuss hosting Afghan refugees by Pakistan for 40 years and also highlight the state’s experience besides elaborating efforts and recommendations to the head of states.
During his stay in Geneva, PM Khan will also meet global leaders and officials of the United Nations (UN) on the sidelines of the international refugee forum. He will also attend a luncheon with UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Moreover,Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday met United States Senator Lindsey Graham in Islamabad to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.
Later, King of Bahrain Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Monday conferred upon Prime Minister Imran Khan the highest Civil Award of Bahrain in a ceremony held here in Manama.
Earlier, King of Bahrain received the prime minister upon his arrival at the Sakhir Palace, said a press release. The prime minister also participated in the National Day celebrations of Bahrain as ‘Guest of Honor’.
The prime minister is visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain on the invitation of King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa to attend the National Day of Bahrain as a guest of honour.
Prime Minister Imran Khan met with Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa. Upon arrival, the PM Khan was accorded Guard of Honor. Matters pertaining to bilateral issues and regional security were discussed during the meeting, said a press release. This is PM Khan’s first visit to Bahrain since assuming office in August last year.

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