ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday directed the relevant authorities to ensure proper implementation of rules and regulations vis-a-vis issuance of visas to foreigners.
“Visas should not be issued to those providing incomplete data,” he said while chairing a meeting in Islamabad.
The meeting discussed ways and means to further make the issuance of visa process transparent. It was decided that record of visa officers will also be maintained in Pakistani embassies and high commissions and transferred to the ministry of interior.
Nisar Ali Khan noted that violation of rules in issuance of visas in the past put the security of the country at stake. He said country’s dignity and sovereignty also demands that laws of the land are implemented without any distinction.
Earlier, he stated that previously many foreigners entered Pakistan without visas and proper documents which were issued at airports, and now no one can enter the country without them. This, he said, will also prevent spies of foreign intelligence agencies from coming under the pretext of diplomatic assignments.