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Interior Minister chairs meeting of heads of attached departments

Islamabad, July 22, 2014 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that he is committed to ensure the culture of honesty and hard work in all attached departments of the Ministry. He said this while chairing a meeting of heads of attached departments of Ministry of Interior, here in Islamabad today.

The Minister exhorted all officials to commit themselves to equal application of law and uphold highest standards in their decision making at all levels. The Minister gave certain directives for improving administrative working of the attached departments. He directed the officers to strictly follow the rules of business while interacting with other Ministries and foreigners.

The Minister took strong notice of recent incident of human smuggling from Islamabad Airport and said that strict action will be taken against those officials who prove inefficient or unwilling to stop these illegal activities.

The Meeting also discussed various measures to check and deter such activities of illegal immigration in future that bring bad name to the country. The Minister emphasized that incompetence, dishonesty and lack of commitment will not be tolerated in any government department.

The Minister directed the ICT Administration and police to take foolproof security measures in last days of Ramzan and especially on the eve of Eid ul Fitr. He asked the IG ICT to form committee consisting of police and civilian officers to check Nakas and directed to improve the security checking of Nakas especially on sensitive roads like Margalla Road, Murree Road, Kashmir Highway and in Red Zone.

IG ICT informed the Minister that a pro-active approach is being followed regarding the security of Islamabad. He added that rigorous search operations are being conducted on weekly basis to check unlawful elements especially in suburbs of Islamabad.

Chairman NADRA informed the meeting that household survey in seven out 21 sectors of Islamabad has been completed with the help of Islamabad police and registration in rest of sectors will be completed by the end of November.

The Minister directed to simultaneously analyze the data collected in this registration process according to the security point of view and added that the data collected from the sub-urban abbadis must be properly analyzed and the periphery of Islamabad be properly secured.

Chairman NADRA also informed that construction work on safe city project is continuing. He said that sites for installing camera have been finalized in consultation with Police. He expressed his confidence that the project will be completed in its time frame and Islamabad will soon become the first city of Pakistan which has been secured through latest technology.

The Minister directed the officers to rise to the occasion and work beyond the call of their duty and keep delivering progress in terms of strict deadlines in view.

Secretary Interior, DG FIA, Chairman NADRA, Secretary Narcotics, IG ICT, Chief Commissioner ICT, NC NACTA, DG Immigration and Passports, DG Civil Defence, DG National Police Bureau and DG National Police Foundation attended the meeting.

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