Islamabad: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has disclosed that threats of terrorism had been received during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo’s visit to the country.
Wen left Islamabad for home on Sunday after rounding off the three-day visit.
Addressing the media in Islamabad, Malik said: “Threats were received on Chinese PM’s visit, and Moharram-ul-Haram, but the same were thwarted by ideal security arrangements put in place by the security agencies.”
The interior minister also announced to give the ‘Pride of Performance’ award to Force Commanders and one-month bonus salary to Rangers and Islamabad Police personnel, who were deployed on the Chinese dignitaries visit, for ensuring foolproof security, the News reports.
President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani also appreciated the security arrangements, and praised Malik for the efforts done by the Interior Ministry.