In a significant move, the Punjab Police has announced plans to categorize unregistered children of immigrants in the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) as illegal immigrants, making them subject to mandatory deportation. This decision aims to expedite the evacuation process and address concerns regarding the slow pace of deportations.
IGP Dr. Usman Anwar, Punjab’s top police official, has instructed field officers to accelerate the removal of all illegal immigrants, regardless of their official status. He expressed frustration with the current deportation rate, noting that only around 300 individuals from Punjab have been deported so far.
To streamline the evacuation process, IGP Anwar has urged enhanced coordination with special branches, CTD, security agencies, and intelligence sources. He emphasized the need for a peaceful eviction process while ensuring that no illegal immigrants evade the authorities.
Unregistered children in NADRA records will now be considered illegal resident citizens, and all RPOs and DPOs have been instructed to expedite the evacuation under their supervision. IGP Anwar commended the effective performance of RPOs in Multan and DG Khan but stressed that the evacuation progress across Punjab should be accelerated.
Throughout the process, IGP Dr. Usman Anwar underscored the importance of respecting human rights. He emphasized the need for a swift and successful operation that adheres to ethical and legal standards.