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Capture of RAW agent should not be linked to Pak-Iran ties: Nisar

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, speaking at a presser on Saturday evening, said that the visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Pakistan was positive.

He added that he had met the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan on Friday.

The interior minister said that a section of Iranian media portrayed as if Rouhani was humiliated while on visit to Pakistan.

He said that Iran is one of those countries which has always come to Pakistan’s help, dispelling the impression that Iran is facilitating RAW agents.

“The closeness and harmony between the two countries is supported by all tiers of the society,” Nisar said. “The bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries should be stepped up.”

Nisar went on to say that Pakistani nation loves the Iranian nation and the Pak-Iran bilateral ties should not be affected at any costs.

“The Iranian President had said that Pakistan’s security is Iran’s security. Iran has no problems with Pakistan,” he noted. “The bilateral ties between  Pakistan and Iran should not be affected at any cost.”

The incident of RAW agent’s capture should not be linked with Pak-Iran ties. the minister said.

Speaking about Pervez Musharraf, he said that the former president’s name was placed in the Exit Control List (ECL) on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in March 2013.

“I will bring forth those orders of the apex court soon,” he added.

The prosecution was completed within five months since treason case was filed against Pervez Musharraf. He said that a public prosecutor and a special court was formed to hear the case against the former military dictator.

Chaudhry Nisar lamented lack of communication during the protests held in Islamabad earlier this week and said an inquiry has been ordered for the inefficiency of the administration with regard to the sit-in staged at the D-Chowk.

“It was difficult to control a mob worth thousands of people,” he said. “While, there was no mention of the very thing by the protesters for which they staged the demonstration.”

“There were some people who did not even know why they had even gathered at D-Chowk,” he added.

The Interior Minister said that Indian agents, wherever they are, will be arrested.



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