The Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday directed
Federal Investigation Agency to submit short term, medium term, and long
term plan for reorganization of the agency with a set timeline.
The interior minister also approved in principal a proposal by CDA and ICT administration for establishment of new sectors in the federal capital to cater to ever growing needs of the low income federal government employees.
To eliminate illegal land grabbing in capital city, the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan directed Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration for establishment of special cell to check illegal land grabbing and address the grievances of land owners in the federal city.
A proposal of hosting executive members committee meeting of Geneva based International Civil Defence Organization in Islamabad in 2017 was also approved by the interior minister.
The interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was chairing a meeting attended by the secretary interior, chairman NADRA, director general Immigration and Passport, and ICT administration and senior officials of interior ministry.
“Establish a special cell comprising of additional deputy commissioner revenue and SP of Islamabad police and officials of revenue department to address land grabbing issue in the capital city,” a spokesman for the interior ministry quoted the Interior Minister Chaduhry Nisar Ali Khan as saying.
The minister said that “innocent and poor owners of the land in the ICT rural areas are hoodwinked by land mafia on rates far lower than the original market rates and this practice must be stopped.”
The minister said that he would fully support all schemes and housing societies aimed at providing residential facility to the low income government employees.
The interior minister said that he had “no objection on land acquisition in the city subject to the fact that the buyer and seller of land are mutually agreed and the land is purchased at market rates.”
Meanwhile, with the upcoming month of Ramadan the Interior Minister directed ICT administration to ensure reasonable prices of daily kitchen items for the consumers and speed up the anti-adulteration campaign in the city.
“The traders must be taken on board for the campaign of controlled pricing of kitchen items and in the action against the adulterators,” directed the interior minister.
The director general Immigration and Passport, and chairman NADRA briefed the minister over the progress of suspension of CNICs and passports of proclaimed offenders and absconders.
Chairman NADRA informed that “NADRA is in process of making a centralized data bank of proclaimed offenders and absconders.”
NADRA’s chairman said that so far it has received a list of 7678 proclaimed offenders and absconders from FIA, ICT Police and ANF.
The minister was apprised by the director general Civil Defence that Pakistan’s membership of the executive body of ICDO has been extended for term of another four years the by the Geneva based organisation.
The director general of Civil Defence said hosting of executive body meeting would contribute to the soft image of Pakistan and would help in highlighting its positive role in the achieving the overall goals and objectives of ICDO.