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Pakistan sets November 1 deadline for illegal immigrants to leave country

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government has decided to deport all illegal foreign nationals residing in Pakistan after November 1st to improve law and order situation of the country.

This was announced by Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti while briefing the media persons about the decisions taken at an important meeting of the Apex Committee chaired by Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in Islamabad today.

Army Chief, civil and military officials and other concerned authorities attended the meeting.

The Interior Minister said foreign nationals languishing illegally in the country are being given a deadline of November 1st to leave Pakistan voluntarily. He said all the state law enforcement agencies will be mobilized to take action against the illegal foreign nationals and they will be deported after 1st of November.

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Sarfaraz Ahmed Bugti also announced that all illegal properties and businesses being run by these illegal nationals will also be confiscated after November 1st.

He said action will be taken as per the law of the land against any of the Pakistani citizens if he is involved in the illegal businesses and making huge properties by these illegal foreign nationals.

The Minister said a Task Force has also been constituted at the Interior Ministry to launch and monitor these actions.

He said safety and security of the people of Pakistan is the prime responsibility and foremost priority of the government.

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