Islamabad, 26 October, 2023(GNP): Ensuring the safety of every person in Pakistan is incredibly important, and it should never be put at risk, stated by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
He made these comments when talking about the return and removal of unauthorized foreigners living in Pakistan, as reported by the military’s media wing ISPR during the National Security Workshop.
At the beginning of the month, the government issued a final warning to all undocumented immigrants, including Afghan citizens, to leave Pakistan by 1st November, or face forcible expulsion.
The National Security Workshop is a yearly event conducted at the National Defence University, Islamabad.
It saw the participation of 98 individuals, which included parliament members, high-ranking civilian and military officials, and members of civil society.
At the workshop, the attendees received information about the security situation in both the region and within the country, according to the ISPR.
The statement indicated that the forum was informed about the various steps being implemented to address issues related to unlawful activities, such as smuggling, electricity theft, the spread of narcotics, border control efforts, and the return of unauthorized
foreigners from Pakistan.
When speaking to the participants, General Munir mentioned, “The Armed Forces of Pakistan and its security and intelligence structures have battled the challenge of terrorism in a commendable manner, even in the face of persistent and diverse support from hostile elements.” He also added, “With the ongoing support of the people of Pakistan, success will be achieved, InshAllah.”
He also emphasized the “positive economic impact” resulting from several proactive measures, notably the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC).