Pakistan-Canada to improve bilateral ties

Pakistan-Canada to improve bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday said that the issue of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) was being addressed by the interior ministry amicably and without any hurdles.

The Interior Minister shared his views during a meeting with the Canadian High Commissioner Heather Cruden here on Wednesday.

"We will ensure that the issue of INGOs is settled and sorted out in an amicable manner and this is being addressed professionally," said Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

The high commissioner Heather Cruden extended her government's support to Pakistan for capacity building in policing and narcotics control.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan pointed out that Pakistan appreciates any technical and professional capacity building help for its law enforcement agencies and institutions, however it is not interested in monetary donations.

Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan also conveyed to the High Commissioner that Canadian citizens of Pakistan origin or Pakistan citizen, who if deported to Pakistan from Canada on any punishable offence like terrorism or any other crime, the government of Canada must share evidence with Pakistani authorities.

This, he said would help Pakistani authorities to initiate the needed legal proceedings here according to law of the land so the culprits ends up in jail, he added.

The minister said that they would not accept aliens or any other foreign citizen on its soil if he or she would not be not carrying Pakistani Identity (CNIC/Passport).

The Canadian High Commissioner also conveyed the issues of visas faced by Pakistanis willing to travel to Canada were being resolved and taken up with the concerned quarters.

The High commissioner praised Pakistani community which is greatly contributing to Canadian culture . 300,000 Pakistanis are living in Canada and are greatly contributing to the progress of Canada and its culture.

The minister maintained that Pakistan and Canada both shared warmth and candid relations with each other.



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