Livestock Smuggling Decreases Due To Govt's Strict Measures: NA Told

Livestock smuggling decreases due to govt's strict measures: NA told

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 26th Jan, 2017 ) : Parlimentary Secretary for Interior Dr Afzal Khan Dhandla on Thursday said that the smuggling of livestock from the country had decreased due to the steps taken by the government, including enhanced patrolling between the posts and strictly checking of cross-border movement. Replying to a question in the National Assembly, he said maximum smuggling routes to Afghanistan had been blocked through developing a 10 feet wide and eight feet deep 453 km long ditch on Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Answering another quesry, Dr Dhandla said no banned organization had permission to hold any protest, rally and procession. To a query, he told the House that process of computerized land record of Islamabad Capital Territory would be completed in two years. The record of 112 Mouzas was scanned while data entry of 48 Mouzas had been completed while online connectivity of 30 Mouzas was done, he added. He said that Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) possessed three Model Addiction Treatment & Rehabilitation Centers (MATRCs), one each in the Federal Capital, Quetta and Karachi while a center was being constituted in Peshawar which would be completed in the current year.

Replying to a question, he said the contract of supply of security laminate had yet to be awarded after finalization of new laminate design. He rejected the impression that Pakistani passport was being degraded in the world. "Our passport is valid for 132 countries." The pages of blue passport would be increased and the process would also be further strengthened, he added. Giving details of the number of Pakistanis deported, he said total 352,418 persons had been deported from abroad from 2013-16. Major reasons for deportation were illegal immigrant, overstay, lost/expired passport, expired visa, voluntary return, asylum refusal, criminal offences and fake/forged documents, he added. To another question, he replied that the government arranged audit of only Pakistani non-governmental organizations (NGOs) while the foreign NGOs had their own method.