Gilgit-Baltistan: Rehman Malik asks to establish a director’s office of FIA in Gilgit-Baltistan at par with the provinces.

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ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday informed that his ministry had abolished the Immigration Watch List considering it had no legal cover and now only Exist Control List (ECL) would exist and be upgraded in the future.

The Interior Minister said that human trafficking in the country could not be stopped due to poor action and porous borders of the country. He said that anti-human trafficking laws would be made more stronger as well as legal branch of FIA was being upgraded for stronger prosecution.
He directed to devise a fair and judicious policy in respect of posting / transfers of the immigration staff and desired that competent, professional and honest officials / officers might be posted in the immigration. The Minister for Interior addressed all officials / officers of FIA HQ and granted passionate hearing to their personal and official problems.
Rehman Malik directed the DG FIA to prepare a proposal for extending operations of FIA into FATA / AJ&K and establish a director’s office in Gilgit-Baltistan at par with the provinces. He promised to hand over one of the buildings vacated by devolution of certain ministries to accommodate Islamabad zonal offices.

Courtesy: The Nation

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