The caretaker Minister for Home and Prisons Sindh Brig. (R) Haris Nawaz has announced that the repatriation plan for foreign nationals living in the province without proper documentation has been finalized.
The plan will be implemented in two phases:
- Voluntary repatriation: Individuals will be encouraged to voluntarily return to their home countries by November 1, with the government providing them with the necessary support for their smooth repatriation.
- Deportation: Individuals who do not voluntarily return to their home countries by November 1 will be deported.
Repatriation efforts will be carried out from designated points across the province. Special arrangements will be made at these points, including the provision of food, and special care for women, children, and the elderly.
The minister also stressed foolproof security arrangements at the holding centers as well as security for the convoys on the way back to their countries.
- The government is repatriating all illegal foreign nationals, including Afghan refugees.
- State action against illegal foreigners is in accordance with the law of the land and is necessary to ensure the safety and security of the country.
- Three holding centers have been established in Karachi, Hyderabad, and Jacobabad to accommodate illegal immigrants during the repatriation process.
- Control rooms have been established at the provincial, divisional, and district levels to coordinate, monitor, and report on the repatriation process.
- The government is considering sending illegal immigrants by special trains to lessen security issues and provide all the necessary facilities in one place.
Why is this important?
The repatriation of illegal immigrants is an important issue for Pakistan. Illegal immigration can lead to a number of problems, including increased crime, social unrest, and economic strain. The repatriation of illegal immigrants will help to address these problems and make Pakistan a safer and more secure country.
How will the repatriation be carried out?
The repatriation of illegal immigrants will be carried out in two phases: voluntary repatriation and deportation.
Individuals will be encouraged to voluntarily return to their home countries by November 1. The government will provide them with necessary support for their smooth repatriation, such as travel documents and financial assistance.
Individuals who do not voluntarily return to their home countries by November 1 will be deported. The government will deport them to their home countries or to a third country where they have a right to reside.
What are the benefits of repatriating illegal immigrants?
The repatriation of illegal immigrants will have a number of benefits for Pakistan, including:
- Increased security: Illegal immigration can lead to increased crime and social unrest. The repatriation of illegal immigrants will help to reduce crime and make Pakistan a safer and more secure country.
- Economic benefits: Illegal immigrants often compete with Pakistani citizens for jobs and housing. The repatriation of illegal immigrants will free up jobs and housing for Pakistani citizens.
- Improved social cohesion: Illegal immigration can lead to social tensions and conflict. The repatriation of illegal immigrants will help to improve social cohesion and promote harmony in Pakistan.