Pakistan Interior Minister urges world community to join hands to eliminate terrorism

Islamabad: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that terrorists were common enemies of humanity and world community should joined hands to eliminate this menace. He said this while briefing Saudi journalists and media persons in a local hotel here yesterday. He said that terrorists and extremists were not Muslims and were defaming Islam. The Minister said that Pakistan has rendered tremendous sacrifices in war against terrorism and the world had recognized its sacrifices. He said that Osama bin Laden was dead and those who claim otherwise should come out with proof, says a press release received here from Jeddah today.

The Minister said that Pakistan always looks towards Saudi Arabia and considers it a uniting force for the entire Ummah. He appreciated the Saudi leadership for initiating the interfaith dialogue and harmony amongst cultures and religions.

The Minister said that Pakistani community was playing an important role in the development and prosperity of Saudi Arabia as well as Pakistan. He said that steps have been taken to facilitate Pakistani community residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He thanked the Saudi leadership for facilitating Pakistani community in the Kingdom. He also lauded the Saudi leadership for assisting Pakistan through difficult times.

Later on Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Interior, Rehman Malik, called on Assistant Saudi Interior Minister, HRH Prince Muhammad bin Naïf, in his Office and discussed matters of mutual interest and the ways and means to strengthen the existing fraternal relations between the two countries.

Pakistan Minister for Interior apprised him about the latest situation in the region and Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism and curb extremism. The Minister said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia’s relations were time tested and beyond material considerations. The Pakistan Minister said that the leadership and the people of Pakistan have high regards for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, his leadership and the people of Saudi Arabia. He lauded the Saudi leadership and expressed his gratitude for assisting Pakistan during hours of trail.

The Saudi Assistant Interior Minister appreciated Pakistan’s role in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

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