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  • FIA directed to wrap up matter as quickly as doable, says inside ministry 
  • 14,000 overseas nationals allegedly obtained their journey paperwork processed after pretend, or credentials

The inside ministry on Saturday, refuting stories {that a} probe right into a  visa rip-off unearthed in September final 12 months was handed over to the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB), stated that the probe was assigned to the Federal Investigation Company.

The inside ministry, in an announcement, stated that the probe into the matter of the passport workplace issuing visas to overseas nationals primarily based on bogus documentation is underway.

“FIA has been directed to wrap up the matter as soon as possible,” the ministry stated, noting that “no new inquiry has been requested”.

In line with a report revealed in The Information final 12 monthsPakistani authorities had unearthed the most important visa rip-off ever that hyperlinks over 14,000 overseas nationals who allegedly obtained their journey paperwork processed after submitting both bogus, solid, invalid, pretend, or incomplete credentials prior to now two years.

The report, citing confidential communication, stated that over two dozen officers had dedicated a gross violation of the nation’s visa coverage after processing over 14,000 visa functions in a slipshod method.

The act positioned the important safety pursuits of the nation in danger throughout this era, the report stated.

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