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Delegation headed by Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu called on Minister of State

A delegation headed by Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu called on Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi here on Monday. Matters pertaining to mutual interests and bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Turkey came under discussion.

Minister said Pakistan and Turkey enjoy relations pivoted on historical, spiritual and religious grounds. He said the relations between Turkey and Pakistan will be further cemented to the extent that it will become exemplary for the whole international community.

He said every Pakistani loves Turkey and its people from the core of their hearts. He said Turkey and Pakistan have been at the forefront in fighting the common enemy – terrorism – and both countries have been affected due to the same. He said like Turkey, seventy thousand Pakistanis have laid down their lives due to the scourge of terrorism while the country also bore financial losses amounting to billions of dollars in fighting terrorism.

Minister of State said that Pakistani Armed forces have been valiantly fighting this war and they have defeated terrorists and cleaned each and every inch of Pakistani territory from terrorists. Minister of State for Interior also commended the support rendered by Turkey on FATF issue.

Both countries agreed to expand cooperation in choking down terror financing and money laundering. Shehryar Khan Afridi told the Turkish minister that Pakistan has taken concrete in this regard and this campaign has been very successful. Both the leaders expressed their resolve to taking joint steps in countering money laundering.  Turkish Interior Minister lauded the role of Pakistan against the war on terror and acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistani army and its people. Suleyman Soylu offered to facilitate training of Pakistani police, CTD etc to help train on modern techniques and skills.

Afridi stresses promoting love, brotherhood, tolerance in society

ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (APP):State Minister for Interior Shahryar Afridi Tuesday stressed the need to promote love, brotherhood, tolerance and fraternity as envisioned by the holy Prophet (PBUH).

Addressing annual prize distribution ceremony of a private school, he said we should pledge to respect the all irrespective of their status or position.

He vowed transforming the country into a modern Islamic country by adopting golden principles of Islam.

He said Pakistan never hesitated in extending help to brother Islamic countries.

He lamented that over 20.50 million children were still out of schools.

By overcoming ethnic and religious difference, we can compete the world.

Unity will have to be developed to ensure prosperous Pakistan.

Responding to a question, he said the anti-encroachment operation was continuing against those who occupied state land and operation is not against the persons having build house or shops on purchased land.

Details of regularization of Prime Minister's home in Bani Gala could be sought from Supreme Court of Pakistan.


Believe in policy of do respect, have respect; Afridi advises cops

ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (APP):Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi  Friday emphasized that the government believed in practical steps and would provide maximum facilities to make Islamabad police an exemplary one.

All possible resources and state of the art equipment would be provided to police, besides, training on scientific lines to maintain law and order, he said this while addressing a rank wearing ceremony here at Islamabad Police Lines to 183 police personnel who got promotion. 

The Minister congratulated the officers and said, "Today is a big day for you and your families but do not forget promotion means more responsibilities."

Shehryar Afridi said,"You will be given peace of mind through promotions and other facilities. I understand unless your issues are not resolved you would not be able to perform up to the mark."

He said, "The government would give think about you, give you due respect and address your genuine issues. In this way we can make you a model police." 

The Minister advised, "Believe in policy of do respect and have respect and be polite with citizens." 

The Minister said Pakistan is a peace loving sovereign country and would never accept any dictation keeping in view our national interest and added in new Pakistan decision would be taken keeping in mind benefits and thinking of Pakistanis. 

Shehryar asked the cops, "Try to remove refrain which is prevailing among the people and respect every citizen especially women and elderly people."

He lauded security forces of the country for rendering matchless sacrifices in the war against terrorism and also paid homage to martyrs. 

The Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a special package for betterment of Islamabad police. 

Speaking on the occasion, Inspector General of Police Islamabad, Amir Zulfiqar said 183 officer and jawans have been promoted for next rank. 

Congratulating them, he said job of police is very hard and those who got promotion have spent almost 20 to 30 years in service.

He advised them to fulfill their duties in a responsible manner and make all efforts to curb crimes in Federal Capital.


Youth possess all potential to compete global level

ISLAMABAD, Dec 12 (APP):Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Khan Afridi on Wednesday said the youth are future of the country and have potential and abilities to compete at all levels in the world.

Addressing the International Student Convention, organized here at Pak-China Cultural Centre, he lauded efforts of the organizers for holding such an event which would provide opportunities to the youth in promoting social aspects.

The Minister said the youth's participation in decision making regarding social, cultural and economic affairs was very important for bright future of the country.

Shehryar Khan Afridi urged the youth to work for humanity, adding that "We need to study humanity because without reading humanity we cannot make an impact."

It was needed to portray genuine picture of the country before the world, he said and added that misconceptions or negativity should be ended.

He said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan was committed to promoting humanity and highlight sacrifices given for humanity as it was main objective of any civilized nation.

He said youth, consisting around 60 per cent of the total population of the country have been playing an important role to bring about a real change and contributed towards building "Naya Pakistan."

"We should promote peace in globe and respect each others norms, values and cultures. We need to fight against all those odds which affect humanity," he added.

The Minister said those who challenge the writ of state and try to create chaos will not be allowed and brought to book.

He said in Naya Pakistan, the minorities are enjoying all opportunities with their due rights.

"Let us join hands and convey a message of unity to the world that Pakistani youth are vibrant and peace-loving," he said and added Pakistani youth have set good examples in the globe with their extreme talent.

The Minister also highlighted initiatives of the government for providing all facilities and due rights to citizens of provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).

He said those influential corrupt persons who have looted tax payers money are being taken to task and added each and every penny would be recovered from them and spent on country's development.

Later, Shehryar Khan Afridi was awarded shield by the organizers.


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