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Fraud and irregularities in the issuance of visas to thousands of foreign nationals have come to light in the last one and a half years Interior Ministry

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ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry has revealed the issuance of illegal visas to foreigners. According to a private TV report, fraud and irregularities in the issuance of visas to thousands of foreign nationals have come to light in the last one and a half years.

Preliminary investigations have so far found 105 visas bogus. According to an official document, more than 13,000 Chinese and Afghan nationals are being investigated for visas, and a high-level committee at the Interior Ministry is investigating 12 government employees. The employees involved in the alleged irregularities include seven Home Ministry officials, three of whom have been directed to report to the Establishment Division, a female officer involved in the alleged irregularities has been transferred, and one officer has been asked to resign. According to documents, DG Passport has also recommended to name the Director Passport Lahore in ECL and to blacklist three companies and more than six agents.

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