Nearly 1,300 Pakistanis missing in India

August 10th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Nearly 1,300 Pakistanis on visit to India are traceless after their visa expired, and the government has created an on-line data sharing system to track every person travelling from there, the government said Wednesday.

“As per information available, 1,283 Pakistani nationals remain untraced and missing as on June 30, 2011,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh said in a statement to the Rajya Sabha.

“Intelligence agencies and state police regularly make efforts to locate the missing Pakistani nationals and arrange to send them back to Pakistan once they are located,” he said.

The minister said that to help in better tracking of Pakistani nationals, an on-line system has been introduced.

With the system in place, every Pakistani national seeking Indian visa is required to file details on-line.

“This process ensures that intelligence agencies and state police have full details of the Pakistani nationals, including their photographs, even before they enter India, which would help them to track the Pakistani national after he or she arrives,” the minister added.

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