Islamabad: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday attended the inaugural session of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Home/Interior Ministers conference in Islamabad.

Rajnath Singh is expected to raise the issue of Pakistan’s support to terror groups operating in India and ask for check on the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and other groups based in the country.

Meanwhile, speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, “Despite numerous challenges, SAARC has made commendable contribution in promoting greater regional integration in South Asia.”

“At National level, remarkable gains made against terrorists through op Zarb-e-Azb and the effective implementation of National action plan reflects our Govt’s determination to eliminate scourge of terrorism from our soil for good.” Pakistan PM Sharif added.

During the inaugural session, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said, “This important meet gives us opportunity to collectively and unanimously decide our future course of action. We must do a reality check of what we have achieved so far and what still remains to be done.”

“Pakistan is committed to SAARC process and desires to see it a successful regional organization. It is time for us to seize the moment, to leverage our potential and overcome our challenges,” Nisar Ali Khan added. 


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