Thousands of policemen, snipers to guard Pak PM
Ajmer: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will spend about five hours in Jaipur along with his family members before heading to the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer on Saturday.
The Ajmer district administration has deployed more than 1,000 policemen in and around the shrine.
The Jaipur police have also made adequate arrangements for security of Ashraf at Hotel Rambagh Palace where he will stay for five hours and have lunch with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid.
A mock drill of the security arrangements was concluded on Friday evening and the dummy convoy was taken from the helipad at Gughra to the main gate of the dargah. Ashraf will reach Ajmer at about 4.05 pm on Saturday.
A security team from Pakistan reached Ajmer on Friday to look into the security arrangements.
The dargah will be vacated on Saturday before Ashraf reaches and the Ajmer district administration has deputed 11 magistrates for the occasion. Snipers will be deployed on rooftops of several houses in the dargah region.
The Pakistani Prime Minister will be accompanied by his family members during prayers at the shrine of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Friday that he looks forward to the visit of the Pakistani Prime Minister, as he will be offering prayers at the Sufi Shrine, which gives out the message of peace.
Commenting on boycott call given by a diwan of the dargah, Khurshid said any one who comes with a message of peace in a place of peace should be received with peace.
"It is a private visit. A spiritual visit to a place, which gives out the message of peace; Dargah Sharif gives out a message of peace. And I think anyone comes with a message of peace in a place of peace, we should receive them with peace," said Khurshid.
The dargah diwan, Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan, had said that he was opposed to the visit by the Pakistani Prime Minister in the wake of the January 2013 beheading of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that he would boycott the Pakistani Prime Minister`s visit on Saturday.
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