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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday informed the National Assembly that work on fencing of border with Afghanistan would be completed by the end of this month.

Taking part in a budget discussion in the House, the minister said 88 per cent work had been done so far and the rest would be completed by June 30.


Alluding towards the situation in Afghanistan in the context of US troop pullout, Mr Rashid noted that next two to three months were very important for Pakistan also. “Right now infighting is going on at some 38 locations in Afghanistan,” he said, explaining that as many as 2,400 Afghan personnel had joined the ranks of Taliban.

He urged all the political parties to keep their bitterness aside and sit together for electoral reforms. All political parties should evolve consensus on electoral reforms for transparent elections, he said. Parties should also discuss the evolving regional security situation, he said, adding that Gwadar had become very important and relationship as well as interest among the countries were changing.

He praised overseas Pakistanis for playing a pivotal role in putting the economy on the right track by sending record remittances of $9 billion.

He praised Prime Minister Imran Khan for initiating work on Dasu and Diamer-Basha dam projects, explaining that they would not only irrigate agricultural land but also provide cheap electricity.

About his ministry, Mr Rashid said: “We are introducing e-passports whilst online visas are now being issued.” He said the issuance of online exit permission would also start soon. He said passport could be obtained same day by depositing additional fee of Rs2,180. He said a backlog of 300,000 visas had been cleared during his tenure.

He also announced that National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) offices would be opened in every tehsil headquarters to facilitate the people. He said the process would involve consultation with respective members of the National Assembly irrespective of their political affiliation. The MNAs would be able to select the place for Nadra offices and also guide the government in this regard, he added.

He said Mobile Registration Vans had started functioning in the erstwhile Fata where people including women and disabled persons were being served.

Published in Dawn, June 20th, 2021

 

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not enough still we need mines and other protects it should be heavily guarded after USA leave .
I doubt the date if after 5 years 88% is completed.
Sheikh Rasheed as usual is lying. By end of 2020 83% was fenced so speed is slow. Unless he meant 30 June 2022.
 
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I doubt the date if after 5 years 88% is completed.
Sheikh Rasheed as usual is lying. By end of 2020 83% was fenced so speed is slow. Unless he meant 30 June 2022.
More importantly, the fence without the forts and posts to guard it will be little effective. And till the last report only 497 out of 830-850 planned were completed.
So at this rate, it should take another 2-3 years to complete.
 

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More importantly, the fence without the forts and posts to guard it will be little effective. And till the last report only 497 out of 830-850 planned were completed.
So at this rate, it should take another 2-3 years to complete.
They need to spend more to speed up the process all the way to Iran border. Prevention of smuggling alone will recovery the money invested to fence the border in lesss then a year.
 

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What about measures in place to prevent infiltration into our side? Should take a leaf out of other border management systems in near-by regions....
 

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I doubt the date if after 5 years 88% is completed.
Sheikh Rasheed as usual is lying. By end of 2020 83% was fenced so speed is slow. Unless he meant 30 June 2022.
No he is not lying. Army is doing the fencing and yes it would be completed by June end and early July of 2021. The remaining part is of building remaining posts. Plus mining in some areas along with bringing armed drones and other stuff.
What about measures in place to prevent infiltration into our side? Should take a leaf out of other border management systems in near-by regions....
Fencing is being done to prevent people crossing over to Pakistan.
 

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I doubt the date if after 5 years 88% is completed.
Sheikh Rasheed as usual is lying. By end of 2020 83% was fenced so speed is slow. Unless he meant 30 June 2022.
Why so defeatist dear. How com you have such lack of confidence?
You yourself say that 83 percent was complete by dec 2020. Now even 17 percent wasn't completed in 6 months? How come. Have some faith. Don't be so mayoos in everything. It is a sin after all.
 

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