New Delhi - Indian home minister will get ‘presidential’ level security during his visit to Pakistan this week.

Security officials speaking to The Indian Express have revealed that Rajnath Singh’s much anticipated visit to Islamabad to attend the SAARC Home Ministers’ meeting is on track after the Pakistan government decided to give “presidential-level security” – its highest security – to Home Minister Rajnath Singh when he visits Islamabad on 3-4 August.

Earlier, Jamaatud Daawa chief Hafiz Saeed had raised serious concerns about the security of India’s home minister after he threatened to ban Singh from entry in Islamabad. The “presidential-level security” will see about 200 personnel, including commandos from Pakistan’s elite special forces deployed to protect Singh.

The report adds that the decision was taken at the high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss security arrangements.