Tag Archives: Immigrants

No policy to exclude illegal immigrants from census?

KARACHI – The federal and Sindh governments have yet to develop a policy to exclude illegal immigrants living in the province from the first phase of the census that is starting on Tuesday, sources have said. Through several reports, the federal government has admitted that over 2 million illegal immigrants are living in Sindh, including the provincial capital, Karachi. Chief Secretary Abdul Subhan Memon recently conducted a meeting at his office to discuss the census that is to be

From the floor of the sindh assembly – Fisherfolk and nomads in… illegal immigrants out of census

KARACHI – The Sindh Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution demanding the enumeration of people living on water bodies and far-flung areas of the province and the exclusion of illegal immigrants during the census to be started on April 5.
The resolution was jointly moved by PML-F member Nusrat Saher Abbasi and some PPP and MQM members. “This assembly resolves and recommends to the Sindh government to approach the federal government for issuing directives to the

3m illegal immigrants, other than Afghans, living in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Senate was told on Wednesday that around three million illegal immigrants, excluding Afghans nationals, were living in Pakistan. “Among these three million, 50,000 are African people and 35,000 out of them are living in Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi while the remaining are living in other cities of the country,” State Minister for Interior Affairs Tasnim Ahamd Qureshi told the Upper House.
The state minister also said four cases were registered in 2008, two in

Opening hearts and closing a department for illegal immigrants

KARACHI – The Sindh government had announced forming the department of Illegal Immigrants Affairs (IIA) in May 2008 and a provincial minister was also appointed to oversee the department; however, after the passage of almost three years, a secretary, a section officer or a clerk have yet to be appointed.
Sources told Pakistan Today that the IIA department seems to be a “dumped department” of the provincial government.
Sindh receives a higher number of illegal immigrants than