The third South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) interior ministers’ conference began on Wednesday in Islamabad. Strict security measures have been put in place for the conference. A control room has been set up in the conference room of the Chief Commissioner office in Islamabad. Along with Rangers and FC personnel, 1,700 police officials have also been called in for additional security. Twelve additional check-posts have also been set up. The interior ministers from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives are taking part in the conference. A resolution will be passed against terrorism during the conference. Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram will also be taking part in the conference and a meeting is expected between him and Interior Minister Rehman Malik on the sidelines of the conference. It is also expected that Chidambaram will meet with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Malik will also inform Chidambaram about the latest investigations and court proceedings in regards to the Mumbai attacks.
By: Dawn News