Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan appreciated the performance of Pakistan Coast Guard (PCG) for its role in seizing large quantity of narcotics, apprehending illegal immigrants and limiting the smuggling of Iranian diesel and petrol in coastal areas.
Interior Minister, while appreciating the leadership of PCG, observed that significant improvement has been witnessed in operational capability and output of Coast Guards since the new DG took over.
According to details, PCG apprehended 1493 illegal immigrants in the last eight months. While in March 2016 to date 367 illegal migrants were arrested by the PCG.
A breakdown of the arrests made by the PCG highlights that foreign nationals from Afghanistan, Iran, and Bangladesh were also arrested other than Pakistani citizens.
Among those arrested from March on wards were 274 Pakistan nationals, 79 Afghans, 10 Iranians and four Bangladeshi citizens. PCG’s robust operations in costal bordering areas have helped the agency to deposit a total of Rs 8.095 million during last eight months.-PR