PESHAWAR: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has said that Frontier Corps (FC) personnel are the protectors of Pakistan and they will have to set new standards of professionalism and commitment in order to free the country of all undesirable elements, ARY News reported.
He was addressing the passing out parade of FC at Warsak on Saturday. “The country has achieved major successes in the war on terror due to the sacrifices rendered by the security forces”, Nisar said.
The interior minister reiterated that certain elements are on the payroll of our enemies and receiving funds from them to stoke anarchy and unrest in the country.
Reaffirming the commitment to purge the country of the menace of terrorism, the interior minister opined that a handful of elements have distorted the image of Islam through their sordid acts.
“This has led to reviving the sense of security amongst the people”, he said while vowing that the fight against terrorism will be taken to its logical conclusion with unity and harmony in our ranks.
He further said the government has taken several steps to improve the capacity of security forces. “Over the last three and a half years, eighty billion rupees have been spent on the capacity building of civil armed forces. Efforts are afoot to raise new wings in the civil armed forces”, he added.
Later talking to the media persons, Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said the matter of Kulbushan Yadav will be taken to logical conclusion in accordance with the country’s law and the constitution.
He said Kulbushan Yadav is an Indian spy who was involved in heinous crimes against Pakistan. He was convicted as per the country’s law.
About relations with Afghanistan, the Interior Minister said Pakistan desires cordial relations with the neighboring country. He said hearts of the people of the two countries beat together. He, however, said Pakistan will not accept the Afghan leadership to speak the language of our enemy.
About Iran, the Interior Minister said he will visit the country after Ramazan and all the matters will be addressed amicably. He said Pakistan and Iran enjoy close relations and these will remain so in future as well.