Govt to develop an online system for issuance of visas: Nisar


ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said that several immigration issues have been sorted out and anyone who visits Pakistan now is coming with a security clearance.

While addressing a press conference in Islamabad, he said that there was no check and balance on visa issuance during the past government and issuance of visas to US citizens is a sensitive matter.

Chaudhary Nisar said that whosoever will apply for visa, there will be a proper record at the backup. During the tenure of the former government, several foreigners were allowed without checking.

Interior Minister stated that previously many foreigners entered Pakistan without visas and proper documents and now no one can enter the country without them.

He said that we decided to separate the Immigration Department from the Federal Investigation Agency and for this an approval by the prime minister has already been availed. He also directs to develop an online system for issuance of visas.

While speaking about blasphemous content matter, Chaudhary Nisar said that he received a letter from the Vice-President at Facebook expressing concern over the presence of blasphemous content.

He said that authorities at Facebook have assured that our reservations will be addressed. He revealed that we have also informed FBI and US officials about our reservations over the matter.

Source : Web desk



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