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Cabinet body reviews steps to repatriate illegal foreign residents

By Our Correspondent
April 10, 2024
In this still,  Provincial Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique chairs the fourth meeting of the Sub-Cabinet Committee on Law and Order on April 8, 2024. — Facebook/Khawaja Salman Rafique
In this still,  Provincial Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique chairs the fourth meeting of the Sub-Cabinet Committee on Law and Order on April 8, 2024. — Facebook/Khawaja Salman Rafique

LAHORE: The fourth meeting of the Sub-Cabinet Committee on Law and Order was held in the Home Department under the chairmanship of Provincial Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique on the instructions of Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz.

Home Secretary, Special Secretary, Additional Secretary (Internal Security), Additional IG (Special Branch) Zulfiqar Hameed, DG (PP&PS) Muhammad Shahid Iqbal and other officers participated in the meeting.

In the meeting, the repatriation measures of illegally staying foreign nationals and the cases of release of prisoners serving their sentences in different jails of Punjab were reviewed. Eleven prisoners have been ordered to be released; 39 prisoners have been released on parole since June 20, 2022.

He said on this occasion that a strategy has been made to repatriate illegally staying foreign nationals across the province. The Home Secretary said that the help of NADRA, District Police and other law enforcement agencies is being sought in this regard.