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Rajnath arrives in Pak to participate in SAARC Conference amid protests

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Has Arrived In Islamabad To Attend The SAARC Interior Ministers' Conference, To Be Held Tomorrow. After His Arrival, Singh Met With Additional Secretary Of Pakistan's Interior Minister Amir Ahmed. Rajnath Singh Is Expected To Raise The Issue Of Most Wanted Terrorist Dawood Ibrahim And Cross Border Terrorism During His Visit.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Aug 2016, 06:26:21 PM
Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives in Islamabad for SAARC Conference (Image source: Twitter)


Home Minister Rajnath Singh today arrived in Islamabad to attend the SAARC Interior Ministers' conference, to be held tomorrow. After his arrival, Singh today met with Additional Secretary of Pakistan's Interior Minister Amir Ahmed. 

During his visit, Rajnath Singh is expected to raise the issue of most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and cross border terrorism. 

Accompanied by a delegation comprising officials from his ministry and external affairs, Singh, who is on his maiden visit to Pakistan, will be underlining the need for meaningful cooperation among the South Asian countries. 

Before leaving for Islamabad to attend the day-long SAARC Home Ministers Conference, the Home Minister said he was "looking forward to underscore the imperative of meaningful cooperation within the region against terrorism and organised crime." "This Conference provides a platform to discuss issues pertaining to security," said Singh, who is expected to tell Pakistan to stop sponsoring terror in India and rein in groups like Lashker-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Singh's visit comes not with standing threat by LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, who warned of a countrywide protest in Pakistan by his outfit if Singh arrives in Islamabad to attend the SAARC ministerial conference. Tomorrow's meeting is preceded by the 7th Meeting of the SAARC Interior/Home Secretaries which is being held today. 

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First Published : 03 Aug 2016, 06:21:00 PM