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Interior Minister Briefs Media: Afghan Refugees Cannot Participate In Political Activities: Bugti

Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti has announced to deport the Afghans living legally in Pakistan if they are found involved in political activities.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, he said it is the government's policy that the Afghans living legally in Pakistan or have the refugee status cannot participate in political activities. They have nothing to do with Pakistani politics.

He said ten such persons found involved in political activities have been identified and they are being deported.

The Interior Minister stressed it is only the prerogative of Pakistani people to do politics in the country.

Sarfraz Bugti said it will be our utmost effort to provide maximum security for the peaceful conduct of the general elections. He said we will provide the paramilitary force keeping in view the request of election commission of Pakistan.

Responding to a question, the Interior Minister said the repatriation plan is not country specific. He said illegal foreigners including Afghans are being deported. He said everybody with valid passport and visa is welcomed to Pakistan.

To another question, the Interior Minister said identity theft is a big crime and those involved in it will be brought to justice. He said reforms have been initiated in NADRA to deal with such issues.