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Averting terrorism threats in Karachi: policy for illegal immigrants being drafted: Corps Commander

Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar on Wednesday said that policy for illegal immigrants, which is estimated to be around 2.8 million in Karachi, is being drafted to avert terrorism threats in the city. In an exclusive chat with Business Recorder during his visit to different stalls at IDEAS-2014, he said that participation of foreign delegates in the exhibition was a great success and it would improve country's image across the globe.

He said: "The credit does not only go to the organisers and security agencies to arrange this exhibition but the participants and the visitors are the key elements to make this event successful." "It is a great opportunity to host such a mega event and honour to welcome foreign companies to showcase their defence products. The event will help Pakistan to increase its defence exports," he added. To a question, Corps Commander said: "It is for sure that efforts, which are unmatched, are being made to root out anti-state elements from Pakistan in general and Karachi in particular."

"As the defenders of Pakistan, we will protect motherland from all external and internal threats at the cost of our lives. A policy for illegal immigrants was being drafted to avoid any untoward incident in the city," he stated. It is to be mentioned here that around 2.8 million illegal immigrants belonging to 73 different nationalities are living only in Karachi. However, some 0.2 million aliens have so far been enrolled in national database.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2014


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