Sindh, Federation in touch for extension of Rangers power: Nisar

Sindh, Federation in touch for extension of Rangers power: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chaudhary Nisar said the government took various steps to streamline visa policy during the last three and a half years.

He said in past hundreds of thousands visas were issued without following the set procedure, including documentary records.

He reiterated that no stateless person would be accepted in the country. Some prominent people having no proper documents were sent back soon after their arrival at Pakistani airports, he added.

The minister said landing card had been strictly banned while work was in progress to issue on-line visas, which would also help end the role of middle man.

He said Khanani and Kalia were acquitted by the court and appeals against the decision were still pending before the Sindh High Court.

He said there was no record of Rs 103 billion remittance and the Federal Investigation Agency was reinvestigating the issue.

It was a case of money laundering, in which local banks were also involved, he added.

Replying to a question, Nisar lauded the role of Rangers for restoring law and order in Karachi, adding that the interior ministry was in touch with the Sindh government for extension in the tenure of Ranger's deployment in Karachi.

He said efforts of Pakistan were praised by the OIC for removing blasphemous content on social media.

To another question, he said the ministry would receive the inquiry report about the Dawn Leaks within a few days.

He said Dr Asim, Ayan Ali and Pervaz Musharraf were allowed to go abroad by courts and it was unfortunate to term the same political deals.

To a query about the Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav, he said the Indian High Commission's request to have access to the spy was disallowed because he was not an ordinary Indian citizen as he was arrested red handed.

Expressing his views on a student's murder in Mardan University, he said it was the "cold-blooded murder" of Mashal Khan.

It was unfortunate that the people involved in his murder were using the name of religion.

He appreciated the provincial government's decision to initiate a judicial inquiry into the incident. (APP)