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    India Asks Pakistan to Ensure Security for Its Home Minister

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    India has asked Pakistan to ensure security for the Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his delegation during his visit to Islamabad.

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Islamabad for the SAARC Home Minister's conference on August 4.

    Ministry of Home Affairs sources told Sputnik that threat perception is high as home grown terror elements in Pakistan are trying to foment trouble. Furthermore, JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed threatened to disrupt the visit of the Indian delegation and planned to launch a countrywide strike.

    The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has taken these matters seriously and has asked Pakistan to ensure total security to the Home Minister and his entourage.

    In response, Pakistan gave their assurance that the Indian delegation would be given maximum security, a source in the Home Ministry told Sputnik.

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh will leave for Islamabad on Wednesday.

    India will raise the issue of cross border terrorism and the use of state machinery to foment unrest in India during the SAARC ministerial meeting.

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