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Nisar directs to maintain databank for Chinese nationals in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) for maintaining a databank for Chinese nationals working at different projects in Pakistan. Presiding over a meeting in Islamabad on Monday, he directed the ministry to review, regulate and streamline the process of issuance of visas to Chinese nationals. The minister said the databank prepared by Nadra should be shared with all security agencies. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that there was a need…

India unable to contact 40 nationals in Iraq

NEW DELHI: The Indian government has not been able to make contact with 40 Indian construction workers in the Iraqi city of Mosul, with one leading Indian newspaper reporting that they have been kidnapped. Foreign Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said dozens of Indian workers were living in areas overrun by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). India is in contact with many of them, including 46 nurses, and has sent a senior envoy to Baghdad to support repatriation efforts. "There are also reports which have been…