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Establishment of check posts and Intelligence based operations by Pakistan resulted in decline in human trafficking cases

Federal Minister for Interior Brig (Retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah has said that Pakistan has taken effective measures for controlling illegal human trafficking by establishing numerous new check posts by FC and Coast Guards and conducting Intelligence Based Operations against those involved in the heinous crime, resulting in continuous decline in number of cases.  

This was stated by the Federal Minister for Interior during a meeting with Minister for Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Selmo Cikotic here today.

The Federal Minister said that Pakistan is cognizant of the menace of illegal immigrants who also bring bad name to the country. He said that not only the Government is taking effective steps to control illegal human trafficking but also creating economic opportunities in the country to eliminate root cause of the problem. He said that most of the cases of illegal immigration emerge out of a search for better economic opportunities. 

The Federal Minister for Interior emphasized that illegal immigrants in most cases may be treated humanely since their sole objective remains better economic opportunities. He mentioned the Prime Minister of Pakistan special initiative to boost the housing and construction sector in the country which is getting momentum and creating job opportunities. The availability of better economic opportunity will result in the return of the illegal immigrants willingly, he added.

Mr. Selmo Cikotic while expressing his gratitude to the warm welcome accorded to him by Pakistan said that the signing of an agreement between the two countries on illegal immigration will further boost the existing brotherly relations between the two countries. He agreed with the Federal Minister for Interior that such illegal immigrants must be treated humanely since they left their countries mostly in search of better opportunities. 

The Minister for Security of Sonia and Herzegovina said that Pakistan and Bosnia are bought together by circumstance and Islamic bond. The Bosnian people and Government rank Pakistan at the highest place due to the principled stance it had always taken on a number of issues relating to Bosnia. He said that the Bosnian Government is looking forward to learn from the experience of Pakistan in Intelligence, Policing and Border Management since Pakistan has successfully emerged out of challenges on internal and external fronts. 

Federal Minister for Interior Brig (Retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah assured his Bosnian Counterpart of all kind of cooperation in this regard. He also appreciated the Bosnian Government for Visa Free Entry to Pakistani Diplomatic and Services Passports. 

The Bosnian Minister for Security also invited Federal Minister for Interior Brig (Retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah for official visit to Sarajevo, which will be worked out by both sides after normalization of the current situation due to second wave of Covid-19.


Ensuring foolproof security for CPEC projects and overall environment is our utmost priority

Islamabad- Federal Minister for Interior, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah met with the Ambassador of China, H.E. Mr. Nong Rong at the Ministry of Interior. He welcomed the Ambassador to Pakistan and the two discussed bilateral ties. Acknowledging the time-tested friendship of Pakistan and China, the Federal Minister for Interior, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah said that the two countries are like two bodies one soul and that the cooperation between the two has only strengthened over the years. The Ambassador agreed with the Minister and said that the cooperation between Pakistan and China has always proven to be fruitful and very productive.


H.E. Mr. Nong Rong appreciated the security arrangements done for the Chinese people and CPEC projects in Pakistan. "Ensuring foolproof security for CPEC projects and overall environment is our utmost priority," the Federal Minister for Interior said. "We have increased the manpower and overall strength of FC and Frontier Corps to make sure that there is no problem faced in the smooth functioning of CPEC projects" he added. 


The Ambassador thanked the Minister for cooperation in Visa related affairs to which the Minister replied that the overall process of visa issuance has been streamlined and we try that there are no hurdles faced by people. However, if there's any problem faced, we will ensure full assistance, he added.


While addressing the COVID situation, the Federal Minister for Interior, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah said that not only the Government, the people of Pakistan are very thankful to the Chinese government for providing assistance during the pandemic crisis. "China came to our help at a very early stage, people of our country really appreciate it" he said. On discussing the vaccine matter, the Ambassador said that the human trials are underway and we are hoping that by the start of next year, good things can be expected. 


CPEC has become the game-changer for the entire region, the Federal Minister for Interior said while appreciating China's role in developmental projects in Pakistan. The infrastructure and development have played a pivotal role in economic progress, he added. To which, the Ambassador replied that the two countries have always been successfully working in mutual projects. 

The meeting concluded with the hope that the two countries will continue to work together and further strengthen the bilateral ties in the days to come.


Steps need to be taken in order to strengthen NACTA as an institution and increase its efficiency- says Ijaz Shah

Federal Minister for Interior, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah chaired NACTA's meeting of Board of Governors, Major decisions taken.

"Bring out the best of your abilities from available resources" Federal Minister directed the officials


ISLAMABAD- The Federal Minister for Interior, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah chaired NACTA's meeting of Board of Governors. The Minister insisted on strengthening the institution and increase its efficiency as a think tank. 

Major decisions were taken during the meeting with unanimous approval of the present members. The meeting undertook 14 points agenda and the matters were discussed in detail. 


Federal Minister for Interior appreciated the role of NACTA in countering terrorism and its efforts pertaining to counter terror financing. "This role is significant in context of FATF measures undertaken by the country" said the Minister.  

From the financial and administrative proposals submitted by National Coordinator NACTA, Mr. Khalid Dad Lak were discussed in detail. The Federal Minister and Board members approved the utility of budget as approved by the finance division. Furthermore, the Minister emphasized upon the transparent record keeping of finances and expenditure. "You must ensure that the record is well kept, process is transparent and audits are done in time" the Federal Minister directed. 

Approval of BPS Scale was also given by the Board members for NACTA along with the medical benefits in accordance to the rules and regulations as defined by Finance Division. 

Furthermore, operationalization of available vehicles for the official utilities was also approved.

A committee was formed to review the proposal of sanction seats in NACTA.

"I hope that NACTA will continue to serve with best of its abilities to serve the country in best of its interest" Ijaz Shah said. 


The meeting was attended by Senator Hidayat Ullah, Senator Rana Maqbool Ahmad, MNA Jamil Ahmad Khan, Federal Secretaries of Interior, Defence, Law & Justice and Finance Division, Director Generals of Federal Agencies, all Provincial Home Secretaries and all Inspector Generals of Police.


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