Nisar calls for effective Pak-Afghan border management

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday said that effective border management between Pakistan and Afghanistan was critical need of time.

In a meeting with the European Union ambassador Jean Francois Cautain during which they discussed matters of bilateral cooperation and new strategic partnership between EU and Pakistan, the minister said that coordinated steps were being taken to ensure effective border management and this process would be completed by 2020.

The interior minister further said that said more than 50 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were given formal approval under the new law for international NGOs. He said that while efforts were being made to complete the process of approval for the remaining NGOs in the next few months.

The minister said that those who were deported due to illegal travel abroad, would only be accepted back when their citizenship would be verified.

In his remarks, the EU ambassador said that steps of the Pakistani government to stop terrorism, improve situation of peace and security and curb illegal smuggling were appreciable.

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