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PR No. 35 MINISTER FOR INTERIOR CHAUDHRY NISAR ALI KHAN MEETS CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER Frankfurt

The Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that the issue of International Non-governmental Organization (INGO) is being addressed by the Interior Ministry amicably and without any hurdles. The Interior Minister shared his views during a meeting with the Canadian High Commissioner Heather Cruden here on Wednesday.

“We will ensure that this issue is of INGOs is settled and sorted out in an amicable manner and this is being addressed professionally,” said Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

The High Commissioner Heather Cruden also appreciated the personal efforts put in by the Minister for resolving the registration of INGOs.

The High Commissioner Heather Cruden also extended her government’s support to Pakistan for capacity building in policing and narcotics control.

The Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan pointed out that Pakistan appreciates any technical and professional capacity building help for its law enforcement agencies and institutions, however “it is not interested in monetary donations.”

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan also conveyed to the High Commissioner that Canadian citizens of Pakistani origin or Pakistani citizen “who if deported to Pakistan from Canada on any punishable offence like terrorism or any other crime, the government of Canada must share evidence with Pakistani authorities.”

This, he said, would help Pakistani authorities to initiate the needed legal proceedings here according to law of the land “so the culprit ends up in jail.”

The minister said that they would not accept aliens or any other foreign citizen on its soil if he or she would not be not carrying Pakistani Identity (CNIC/Passport).

The Canadian High Commissioner also conveyed that issues of visas faced by Pakistanis willing to travel to Canada were being resolved and taken up with the concerned quarters.

The High Commissioner praised Pakistani community which is greatly contributing to Canadian culture and its growth. Ms. Heather said “currently 300,000 Pakistanis are living in Canada and are greatly contributing to the progress of Canada and its culture.”

The Minister maintained that Pakistan and Canada both shared warmth and candid relations with each other.

 

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