ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 – The Ministry of Interior has on Saturday removed names of 5,807 persons from its black list as meeting of review committee was held after four years.
A meeting of the Periodical Review Committee formed to reconsider removal of people from the black list was held on October 8, after a period of nearly four years. The committee had last met in December 2016.
Of the total 42,725 black listed citizens, the committee recommended removal of 5,807 individuals after consultations with all relevant departments who had called for blacklisting these individuals.
The decision to remove names was made after consulting with concerned departments.
The committee will reconsider removing the rest of the people from the black list in its upcoming meeting. Minister for Interior Brig (retd) Ijaz Ahmed directed the Directorate General Immigration and Passports to convene a meeting of the committee twice a year.
He called for steps to facilitate Pakistani citizens.