Balochistan Caretaker Information Minister, Jan Achakzai, Revenue Minister Amjad Rasheed addressing a joint press conference: Photo Muhammad Ismail

Manan Mandokhail:

QUETTA: Balochistan Caretaker Information Minister, Jan Achakzai on Wednesday informed that so far 1,20,000 Afghan refugees have been repatriated via the Pak-Afghan border Chaman. Addressing a press conference at the Quetta Press Club, the Minister briefed the media about the ongoing crackdown against the illegal immigrants in the province.

Over 2,00,000 NICs Blocked In Balochistan

Mr. Achakzai said police have detained over 2000 illegal immigrants and handed them over to Afghan authorities at the border. About the blocked NICs, the minister informed that the National Database Authority (NADRA) has blocked more than 2,00,000 suspected cards. “NADRA is investigating the blocked NICs”, he mentioned.\

He however said that no policeman would be allowed to disrespect any illegal immigrant. “We want to ensure their respectable repatriation”, he said. This is an order from the federal government to make sure respect of every individual, he added.

Crackdown Across The Country

The Minister stated that the crackdown was across the board and that no specific community was being targeted by law enforcement agencies. “Police have the right to check every suspected person”, he said.

The caretaker information minister vowed that the government and the law enforcement agencies were committed to eliminating the curse of terrorism from Balochistan. Scores of successful operations have been conducted to neutralize terrorist gangs, he said.




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