Without Malik’s nod, foreigners can’t visit ministry

Letter titled 'Minister’s Directive' states no diplomat, foreigner shall visit ministry without prior approval.

Our Correspondent July 10, 2012
Without Malik’s nod, foreigners can’t visit ministry


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.


MAD | 11 years ago | Reply

Does that mean Rehman Malik Sb will have to take permission from himself before visiting the interior ministry

Awans | 11 years ago | Reply

What is the point in it when Dual Nationals are going to hold Office of a Prime Minister and President in future in Pakistan with the amendment proposed by PPP and by MQM then what is wrong if some foreign national visit Defense Ministry.??

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