2,680 km of fences along Pakistani border completed: interior minister

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid informed the Senate on Friday that the 2,680 km fence of the Pakistan-Afghan border has been completed while the remaining area – 21 km – will soon be completed.

“We are also trying to complete the fence on the remaining 200 km along the Pak-Iran border,” the interior minister added.

The minister further said that in the interests of lasting peace, the government engaged with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on different issues when the police officers came under attack in Islamabad.

Condemning the Lahore blast, he said the investigation into the incident was ongoing and no one will be allowed to spoil the peace of the country.

Special Assistant for Poverty Reduction, Dr. Sania Nishtar, said the government has launched several initiatives to address stunting and child and mother related issues in the country.

Responding to a question, she said that Ehsaas development centers will be opened in every district of the country by June this year. She said that so far, fifty centers have been opened in fifteen districts.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a comprehensive nutrition PC-1 for the whole country including the federal areas titled ‘Tackling Malnutrition Induced Stunting in Pakistan’ has also been prepared “, she said.

Three orders were also filed in the Upper House, which included; “Rehmatul-Lil-Aalameen National Authority Ordinance, 2021”, “Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Ordinance 2021” and Pakistan Nursing Council (Management emergencies), 2021”.

Betty K. Park