The Interior Ministry is in process of reviewing proposals relating to the creation of National Security Organisation (NSO) and planning to unveil the final proposed document by March next year.
In this regard, a series of collaborative meetings have been arranged with the participation of home departments of all provinces, federal government departments, relevant agencies and armed forces. Subsequently, the participants submitted their proposals on NSO to the interior ministry.
A booklet, highlighting 100 days performance of interior ministry, its attached departments and next steps of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Monday showed that different models of National Security Management are under review with multiple stakeholders.
On the matter of providing clean drinking water for Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), the full-blown requirement has been estimated Rs75 to Rs100 billion. Modular plans based on resource constraints and immediate relief requirements have been created. The project requires Rs2 billion to kick-start basic relief plan. The launch of this project is expected in March next year based on resource availability.
Moreover, the booklet revealed that National Internal Security Policy (NISP) which was hurriedly drafted without consultation would be re-validated to form the basis for new National Action Plan (NAP-2.0) that shall be the road-map for next five years. The launch is expected in March 2019.
Similarly, Capital Development Authority (CDA), as part of government’s anti-encroachment drive, has retrieved thousands of Kanal encroached land worth 357.42 billion during the last few months. As per details, the retrieved land included 1,200 Kanal from Bahria Town worth Rs300 billion, 75 acres from Margalla (Domair, Mera) worth Rs5 billion, three Kanal worth Rs0.02 billion of Bari Imam, two-kilometre Rawat Side Road of National Highways Authority (NHA) worth Rs10 billion, seven-kilometre Fateh Jang side of NHA worth 20 billion, 200 Kanal in Korang worth Rs0.4 billion and 100 Acres (two-kilometre stretch) worth Rs15 billion of Merabadi.
During the CDA issued public notices for removal of encroachment by houses of state land.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), an attached department of the ministry traced benami accounts worth Rs357.7 billion. Of the total, benami accounts of Rs235 were traced in Sindh, benami accounts of Rs73.7 billion in Punjab, and benami accounts worth Rs49 billion were unearthed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
FIA also traced 895 properties of Pakistanis worth Rs54.5 billion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during the period while the Agency identified gas theft cases worth Rs34 billion.
Efforts are being made to recover the amount from law violators.
Moreover, FIA conducted 90 inquiries, 46 formal investigations, and 63 seizures while 70 arrests were made during the period.
Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi, in the assessment of the on-ground situation, brought `tabdeeli’ by becoming accessible to the public for listening to their complaints. The minister also conducted surprise visits to public offices of attached departments, including police stations, immigration at airports, offices of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and passports.