ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to set-up a special cell for addressing the problems being faced by the overseas Pakistanis while visiting their homeland.
The cell was being established on the request of Member of British House of Lords, Lord Nazir Ahmed, who called on Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali here and discussed matters relating to overseas Pakistanis, particularly those living in the United Kingdom.
The minister directed the immigration authorities to have a traveller friendly attitude towards all visitors, and do everything to make their entry into and exit out of Pakistan as trouble free as possible.
Lord Nazir also briefed the minister about the problems being faced by the overseas Pakistanis in the United Kingdom and sought his help in addressing them.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali said the government was committed to cut red tapism, come down hard on corruption and nepotism, and to ensure that all departments facilitated the public, especially the overseas Pakistanis, who were on a short visit to their motherland.
The meeting also discussed the Pak-UK relations and the need to maintain close liaison between the two governments and their parliaments.