Police deal with 150 Pak nationals a day

The services of Delhi Police’s Special Branch on central Delhi’s Asaf Ali Road are availed by about 150 Pakistan nationals on an average day.

The ‘Pak Section’ of the branch deals with registration, extension of long term visa, deportation, surveillance and monitoring of movement of visitors. The facilities were upgraded by Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi on Thursday.

“The services have been upgraded to make the Pak section more user-friendly. It would ensure swift registration and other online facilities which will directly benefit the visitors. It will not only make the work much more efficient, but also more transparent,” Bassi said.

This is another initiative of the Special Branch after the introduction of online issuance of Police Clearance Certificates.

Bassi highlighted the need to further improve collection of intelligence through public interaction and latest technology. The control on the visit and movement of Pakistan nationals in the country is based on the India-Pakistan visa agreement of July 1972.

“The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Branch) is empowered to impose restrictions on the movements of Pakistan nationals as far as Delhi is concerned. He also issues the Regular Residential Permit,” a police officer added.

The officer said a Pakistan national is required to report to the Pak section within 24 hours of reaching Delhi and submit two photographs, obtain a Regular Residential Permit and give the address of stay in the city.

“Any change in address during the stay needs to be immediately reported with the Pak section, and visits outside Delhi are not allowed except to the places mentioned in the visa,” the officer said.

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