ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Monday said that there are thousands of foreigners who are living in Pakistan over the last many years without renewal of visa. He asked these foreigners to leave Pakistan before 14th of August or get their visas renewed through online application. He said no fine will be imposed on them if they apply for the renewal of the visa.
Talking to media persons, the Interior Minister said the cyber-crime wing of FIA will also be developed on modern lines to improve its performance and efficiency.
Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that the fencing along the Afghan border will be completed by 14th August whilst forty six to forty eight percent fencing on the border with Iran has been completed.
He said that former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif can cross any line just to propagate his own agenda.
Interior Minister said that Nawaz Sharif is against army, establishment and Imran Khan. Sheikh Rashid, while offering a chartered flight for bringing Nawaz back, urged him not to make speeches from abroad and come back to Pakistan and face courts.
Talking about Azad Kashmir elections, the minister said that, as he earlier predicted, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) can form government without support of any other political party.
He further said that opposition parties will even cry foul in 2023 general elections and added Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) managed to get two to three more seats by spending huge funds.
Talking about reforms in NADRA, Sheikh Rashid said that he has directed the new Chairman to issue the new policy within the fourteen days. He said that action has been taken against thirty nine NADRA officials in Karachi for their involvement in issuance of fake identity cards.