Attack on foreign tourists is attack on Pakistan: Nisar

Says foreign visitors should be monitored from the moment they land in Pakistan.

Ferya Ilyas June 23, 2013
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Calling the attack on foreign tourists in Gilgit-Baltistan an attack on Pakistan, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said the visitors should be monitored from the moment they land in Pakistan.

Nisar was speaking during a National Assembly session on Sunday.

Late Saturday night, five Ukrainians, three Chinese, a Russian and their guide were killed in an attack in a remote resort area near the base camp for the snow-covered Nanga Parbat mountain.

Condemning the incident, the interior minister said that all the institutions in the country are weak and have failed to prevent such attacks.

He further criticised the lack of accountability against irresponsible officials, whose failures lead to security lapses.

Nisar vowed to work beyond his responsibility to ensure security across the country.

He informed the parliamentarians that his ministry is working on a national security policy which will soon be presented in the National Assembly.

The interior minister said that the recommendations made by all the political parties will be accommodated to make it a comprehensive national policy.

The National Assembly also passed a resolution today, condemning the killing of the foreign tourists.


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Dr. A.K.Tewari | 8 years ago | Reply

Yesterday on NBC in a brodcast Kashmiri terorists were being addressed as freedom fighters and it was demanded to US to intervine in the issue . Pakistan is doing it for the last 65 years , The result is that so many groups of freedom fighters have emerged there and US is also there . Open your eyes and follow a right path now or face the consiquences

Midas | 8 years ago | Reply

Really - did this dawn on him or did he have to go to school to recognize that? he is stating the obvious, question is being the interior minister what is he going to do about it?

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