PR No.10 Interior Minister Chairs High Level Meeting At Interior Ministry Islamabad: April 1, 2016

Ordering immediate crackdown against proclaimed offenders and blockage of their CNICs and passports immediately, the Interior Minister today directed ICT police to prepare digital database of all proclaimed offenders in coordination with NADRA. He said that besides mutual sharing of database among FIA and Police about the proclaimed offenders, a comprehensive and integrated strategy should be followed to apprehend these criminals and producing them before courts of law.

This he said while chairing a high level meeting of ICT Police, FIA and other senior officials of Interior Ministry here at Interior Ministry today. Secretary Interior, Special Secretary, Secretary CADD, Chairman CDA, Chairman NADRA, Chief Commissioner ICT, and others were also present during the meeting.

The Interior Minister said that it has been decided that in future no public gathering of any kind will be allowed in D-Chowk. He directed CDA to start dismantling the present structure at D-Chowk immediately so that the whole area is properly redesigned and is made more purposeful. He said that it was quite unfortunate that the Parade Lane was used for political or other purposes which not only jeopardized the security of entire red zone including that of the important buildings in the vicinity but also created huge inconvenience for the residents and working classes of the federal capital. He directed CADD and Interior Ministry to formulate comprehensive proposal for approval of the Cabinet.

The Minister underscored critical role of administration and police in maintenance of law & order and ensuring safety and security of public and private properties. He said that any dereliction on part of administration in performance of their core functions was unacceptable.

The Minister also reviewed the progress into the arrests of NADRA employees who were involved into corruption and issuance of CNICs to the foreigners. The Minister directed Chairman NADRA and FIA authorities to gear up efforts to purge the organization from all corrupt elements.

It was also decided by the Minister to initiate Home delivery Service of passports internationally and provide this facility to Pakistani expats across the globe.

DG-IMPASS informed the Minister that Online Renewal Facility of passport was ready to be launched. He said that initially the facility would be available to Pakistani expats across the globe and later on it would be extended to all major cities of the country.