Around 5m illegal immigrants in Pakistan

Monday, January 16th, 2012 2:00:13 by

ISLAMABAD: Around five million illegal immigrants have been residing in different cities of Pakistan for more than three decades.
The illegal immigrants, around two million Bangladeshis, 2.5 million Afghanis and 0.5 million other nationals including Africans, Iranians, Iraqis and Myanmars, are living at present in Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and other cities, an official said on Monday.
Regarding steps taken to control flow of illegal immigration in the country, the official said Anti-Trafficking Units at Provincial Police Headquarters have been established to combat internal human trafficking while Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) has also been established.
He said the other measures are replacement of Personal Identification Secure Comparison Evaluation System (PISCES) by Integrated Border Management System (IBMS), having biometric facility, introduction of Machine Readable Passports (MRPs), black- listing of traffickers and installation of Human Trafficking Information System (HUTIS).
Establishment of Immigration Check-post at zero point-250 in Balochistan, promulgation of Prevention and Control of Human Trafficking Ordinance (PACHTO) 2002, effective coordination with NGOs-IGOs for public awareness campaign through electronic and print media, installation of Immigration Intelligence Unit at FIA Headquarters with help of British High Commission were the other steps taken to control illegal immigrants.
Moreover, he said seminars, documentary, walks are being conducted regularly…
Peshawar News Sources

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