India developing online visa system for Pakistan

1,283 Pakistani nationals remain untraced as on June 30, 2011 says Indian Home Affairs Minister Jitendra Singh.

Ppi August 10, 2011

NEW DELHI: Nearly 1,300 Pakistanis on visit to India could not be traced after their visa expired, resulting in the Indian government creating an online data sharing system to track every person travelling from Pakistan, the government said on Wednesday, India Asian News Service (IANS) reported.

"As per information available, 1,283 Pakistani nationals remain untraced and missing as on June 30, 2011," Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh said in a statement to Rajya Sabha.

"Intelligence agencies and state police regularly make efforts to locate missing Pakistani nationals and arrange to send them back to Pakistan once they are located," he said.

The minister said that to help in better tracking of Pakistani nationals, an online system has been introduced. With the system in place, every Pakistani national seeking Indian visa is required to file details online.

"This process ensures that intelligence agencies and state police have full details of Pakistani nationals, including their photographs, even before they enter India, which would help them to track Pakistani national after he or she arrives," he added.


MZIP | 10 years ago | Reply

It is never the act of intellect to blame the whole basket for a few bad apples. Let's grow up guys, this system is created not to track terrorist or jasoos, for if they have to enter, they will not use the conventional route or reveal their identity. I am sure if you were to have a close look at the 'untraced' people you will know most of them are unharmful and have overstayed due to medical, personal, family and financial reasons. By taking this step of streamlining and online tracking the government is trying to help such untracable people in providing them whatever assistance required. Lets work towards bettering the relationship and not severing it. For I will live in this world but once, so whatever good I can do let me do it now.

MZIP | 10 years ago | Reply

Blaming the whole basket for a few bad apples is certainly not an act of intellect. Lets grow up. If a terrorist or a jasoos has to enter, he/she will never show his identity or travel vide conventional routes. If you pull the records am sure you would find most of these 'untraced' to be unharmful and loving people. Let's move forward and in bettering the relationship even with bitterest of enemy. Afterall we live in land of Mahatma & Buddha.

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