Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday directed that a comprehensive action plan should be chalked out in consultation with all the stakeholders within 48 hours for the security of pilgrims visiting Iran, Iraq and other holy places during the upcoming month of Muharram.
He observed that the security of the pilgrims visitng holy places abroad was the foremost priority and no effort should be spared in providing fool-proof security to them and ensuring their proper facilitation.
The prime minister issued directives in a meeting held on the issue of security and facilitation of the pilgrims here at the Prime Minister’s Office.
The meeting was attended by Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan, Minister of State for Interior Shahryar Afridi, secretary to the prime minister, secretary interior, secretary religious affairs, Balochistan chief secretary and senior government officers, PM Office media wing in a press release said.
The prime minister directed that immigration counters at Pak-Iran border should be enhanced to facilitate pilgrims through speedy immigration process.
He further directed that a permanent mechanism should also be evolved to streamline the entire operations of pilgrims for future.