Iranian interior minister arrives in Pakistan on day-long visit

Minister will call on premier, key govt officials; prisoner swap and Pak-Iran border management will be discussed

APP February 14, 2022
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Iranian Interior Minister Dr Ahmed Vahidi along with his nine-member delegation arrived in Pakistan on a day-long visit on Monday.

Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid received the delegation at the Nur Khan Air Base, Rawalpindi. Secretary Interior Yousaf Naseem Khokhar and other senior officials were also present at the airport.

During his one-day visit to Pakistan, the Iranian interior minister will hold meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, his Pakistani counterpart Rashid and other key government officials.

Issues of the prisoner swap and Pak-Iran border management will be discussed during the meetings.

Read: Iran calls for unity to thwart designs of anti-Muslim forces

Dr Vahidi's visit comes a week after Saudi Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud bin Naif arrived in Islamabad on February 7 and was received by his counterpart Sheikh Rashid.

During his visit, PM Imran reaffirmed Pakistan’s full support for the security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and condemned the Houthi militia’s attacks targeting the kingdom.


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