Message from the Minister of State for Interior Mr Shehryar Khan Afridi on the occasion of Ashura

Ashura is an occasion for paying respect to the martyrs of Karbala, observed all over the world with solidarity. On this occasion it is very important to remember the sacrifices made to uphold the name of Islam that serve as an example for all humanity. 

This year on the special instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a complete security plan has been formulated by the Ministry of Interior to ensure safety of processions and general public. The Ministry will ensure complete support of the federal government and all state institutions to ensure law and order in the land.

The Prime Minister wishes to emphasise on the collective responsibility of all federal and provincial institutions to ensure safety of every citizen of Pakistan. We must also remember that it is also the responsibility of all citizens of Pakistan to support the security forces in ensuring successful execution of their duties.

All agencies responsible for assuring national security need support from the citizens to respect all communities, religions, castes, creed and colour. Citizens and institutions need to work together as one force to defeat all anti-state elements with nefarious designs against the State of Pakistan.

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