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Interior Ministry not yet responded to Altaf Hussain's request for passport: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) of Pakistan has said that the Ministry of Interior has not yet responded to the MQM Chief, Altaf Hussain's application for acquiring passport. It was added that safeguarding the rights of the citizens is the responsibility of the state and Pakistan will not tolerate unjust criticism by any country – ARY News reports.

During the weekly briefing, FO Spokesperson, Tasneem Aslam told that the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain will be visiting Nigeria from April 21-24, during which affairs relating to the extension of bilateral trade will be discussed, whereas the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif will visit the United Kingdom (UK), in the end of this month.

She added that the Ministry of Interior has not yet responded to Altaf Hussain's application for issuing a passport.

Responding to a question about a recent human rights report on Pakistan by the United Kingdom (UK), the FO Spokesperson told that safeguarding the rights of its citizens is the responsibility of Pakistan; however unjust criticism by any of the states will not be tolerated.

Speaking about Afghanistan, Tasneem Aslam clarified that Pakistan is not supporting any party in Afghanistan and it will cooperate and work together with the new Government elected by the Afghan people.

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