ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has asked for strict implementation of rules and regulations both in the Ministry and its attached departments.
He was chairing a high-level meeting on Monday.
The Minister said that indifference to this responsibility or lackluster approach in addressing the problems of the people will invite serious notice and action.
He said that noting that a lot of good work has been done in the issuance of visas and areas of immigration a lot more still needs to be done to streamline the system and remove various lacunas in the system.
The Minister ordered immediate suspension of visas on arrival under the guise of Landing Permits. He said that this laxity cannot be allowed in this manner as it can give rise to serious irregularities.
The Interior Minister also ordered Interior Ministry to revise and update visa rules besides introduction of online visa regime so as to bring in transparency, minimize discretion and expedite the entire process.
He said that any anomaly in issuance of visas would be effectively eliminated.
He said that central visa database is essential as it would enable Pakistani state institutions to keep a tab on all those travelling to Pakistan on any visa category.
To ensure strict surveillance of Pakistan’s land, sea and air route entry exit points on borders, the Interior Minister ordered speedy completion of the concept paper for the modern Immigration and Border Control Department.
On the issue of action against individuals involved in blasphemous content on social media, the Interior Minister reiterated that blasphemous and terrorism related content on the social media are both intolerable for the state of Pakistan.
He directed that legal assistance of the respective countries should also be solicited against those who are promoting or funding such an ill-activity from abroad.
The Interior Minister also directed FIA to continue working with PTA for removing all those social media pages which could cause religious unrest in the society or glorifying terrorism or terrorists on the internet.
The Minister directed ICT administration to ensure establishment of two free lanes meant for smooth entry and exit of the commuters travelling between the twin cities.—Radio Pakistan