ISLAMABAD - The interior minister of Saudi Arabia is likely to visit Pakistan on the invitation of his counterpart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, and both the ministers would discuss singing of different agreements relating to security, human trafficking, smuggling and transfer of prisoners.

The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, Dr Abdul Aziz Ibrahim Al-Ghadeer, Saturday informed this to the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali when the former called on the latter. He said the meeting between the two interior minister would likely take place as early as end of January 2014, in which a few important agreements relating to security cooperation, combating illicit trafficking and smuggling as well as transfer of prisoners could also be signed.

Ch Nisar said this upcoming visit would add a new dimension to the already close relations between the two countries.

Welcoming the Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal's upcoming visit to Pakistan, the minister said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed unique brotherly relations. He said their special ties had grown with the passage of time and the government of PML-N under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was keen to take it to new heights.

Ch Nisar said Saudi Arabia had always supported Pakistan and their government and people held the Saudi leadership, the entire Royal family and the people of the country in very high esteem. He said high profile visits between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia should be reinvigorated to the previous level.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that Frontier Corps Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has played a singular role in ensuring security both within the country as well as along Pakistan's long international border and the government would do everything to address the problems being faced by this national force.

The minister said this while talking to Inspector General (IG) Frontier Corps (FC) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Maj General Ghayur Mehmood, here on Saturday.

The IG briefed the minister about the sacrifices made by the officers and jawans of the FC over the last few years in the fight against militancy. He said so far 1,009 officers and officials of other ranks of the force had embraced martyrdom while 2,979 of its personnel got injured in various operations against militants. Even now, he said, the force is geared to lay the last drop of its blood in the service of Pakistan.

Ch Nisar Ali Khan complimented the IG and his force for their acts of bravery over and above the call of duty. He said it was in the same context that he had enhanced the allocation of budget for compensation to the next of kin of martyrs. The minister also promised to make every effort to enhance the operational capacity and improve the living environment of the fighting force. He reiterated that those fighting for the motherland deserve highest respect and acclamation and no stone would be left unturned to facilitate the working environment of FC.