Adviser to the prime minister on interior affairs Rehman Malik has issued directives to the interior minister to ensure that no foreigners — either diplomats, delegations or individuals — are allowed to visit the ministry and its attached departments without his prior approval.
In this regard, the letter titled “Minister’s Directive” and signed by the director general of the National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) Brig (retd) Javed Iqbal Lodhi particularly mentions the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and the Directorate of Immigration and Passport as out of bounds to foreigners.
The contents of the letter available with The Express Tribune states: “The adviser to the prime minister on interior affairs has directed that no diplomat or foreigner, either an individual or a delegation, shall visit the ministry or its attached departments without prior approval of the advisor to the PM on interior affairs”.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2012.
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