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Sheikh Rasheed briefs PM Imran Khan on Peshawar blast, Australian team’s security: sources

Interior Minister Shaikh Rasheed in a meeting with PM Imran Khan.

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Sheikh Rasheed briefs PM Imran Khan on Peshawar blast, Australian team's security: sources
  • PTI’s statement says interior minister and PM reviewed overall law and order situation of country. 
  • Sources say interior minister briefed PM on Peshawar blast
  • Rasheed also briefed PM on security provided to Australian side, source say. 

Interior Minister Shaikh Rasheed on Friday briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Peshawar blast and also talked about the security provided to the Australian cricket team touring Pakistan, sources told Geo News.

A statement shared by the ruling PTI on Twitter said that the interior minister and the PM reviewed the overall law and order and security situation of the country.

Sources told Geo News that the interior minister also briefed the premier on the suicide blast at a mosque in Peshawar that killed at least 57 worshipers and injured close to 200.

The blast had taken place at a mosque in Qissa Khwani bazaar in the Kocha Risaldar area of Peshawar.

Rasheed briefs PM on Australia’s tour to Pakistan

Sources also shared that the interior minister briefed PM Imran on the security provided to the visiting Australian team.

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Australia is in Pakistan for the first time in 24 years for a full tour, which could potentially lead to regular visits by top teams who have largely stayed away since a 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore.

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United Nations Validates Pakistan’s Position The UN report identifies TTP as the largest terrorist group operating in Afghanistan.

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The United Nations has confirmed Pakistan’s stance on the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The World Body’s Sanctions Committee has declared that the TTP is the largest terrorist organization based in Afghanistan, receiving increasing assistance from the Afghan Taliban and terrorist organizations associated with Al Qaeda.

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Prime Minister Shehbaz and President Ilham have delivered a joint press statement, expressing their commitment to enhance bilateral investment between Pakistan and Azerbaijan by up to $2 billion.

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During their Joint Press Conference, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan expressed their dedication to enhancing trade and cooperation across all industries.

The Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, expressed his delight at his coming to Pakistan, stating that the people of Pakistan are quite excited about it.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated that Pakistan and Azerbaijan have a robust connection, with both countries having aligned perspectives on various regional and global matters.

The Prime Minister also discussed a substantial bilateral investment plan worth two billion dollars and acknowledged Azerbaijan’s hosting of cop-29, highlighting its advantages for poor nations.

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan reaffirmed Pakistan’s endorsement of Azerbaijan’s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and expressed gratitude for Azerbaijan’s backing of Pakistan’s stance on Jammu and Kashmir.

He declared that a group of experts will be sent to Pakistan to enhance the aesthetic appeal of Islamabad, taking inspiration from the city of Baku.

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The Prime Minister has instructed to expedite the development of a comprehensive plan for the privatisation of Pasco.

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During a meeting of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research and the Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO), the Prime Minister instructed the preparation of a new plan by the federal government for purchasing wheat. This plan should be developed in consultation with the provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and other relevant institutions.

The assembly endorsed the reorganisation of the Wheat Board.

The Prime Minister emphasised the inclusion of farmers’ representatives, as well as representatives from the Land Information and Management System and SUPARCO, in the wheat board.

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