The Interior Minister says that all attempts to make Pakistan a scapegoat have failed.
He was addressing a press conference in Islamabad.
The minister went on to say that we are advocates of peace and we will not allow anyone s land to be used against us and we will not allow our land to be used against anyone.
He said, “Pakistan has played a significant role in bringing the US and Taliban to the tale.”
Sheikh Rashid Ahmed also said all security related departments were fully alert for maintenance of law and order situation on the occasion of Ashura. He said additional security personnel have been deployed for the security of mourning processions. He said the mobile service had temporarily been suspended at some places for the security of the people.
The Minister asked the participants of the processions to adhere to the SOPs to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
Strongly rejecting the Indian propaganda regarding Pakistan's border situation, the Interior Minister said there is complete peace and tranquility at Torkham and Chaman borders which are open for movement, trade and transit visa facility. He however clarified that Pakistan has not received any refugee.
He said three buses with one hundred to one hundred twenty Pakistanis on board were cleared early this morning at Torkham border. He said six hundred and thirteen Pakistanis have so far been brought back from Afghanistan since 14th August. He said our effort is to bring back all those Pakistanis willing to return to homeland in the next two days.