1,300 Pakistanis went missing in last 3 years

The government on Wednesday said it has introduced an online system of sharing information by various agencies for better tracking of the visitors.

Updated: Aug 10, 2011, 14:51 PM IST

New Delhi: With nearly 1,300 Pakistani
nationals untraceable over the past three years after their
visa expired, the government on Wednesday said it has introduced an
online system of sharing information by various agencies for
better tracking of the visitors.

"As per information available, 1,283 Pakistani nationals
remain untraced/missing as on June 30, 2011," Minister of
State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran informed the Rajya
Sabha.

The minister said intelligence agencies and state police
regularly make efforts to locate the missing Pakistani
nationals and arrange to send them back to their country once
they are located.

"In order to help in better tracking of Pakistani
nationals, an online system has been introduced by which
every Pakistani national seeking Indian visa is required to
file details on-line," he said.

Ramachandran said 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 they arrive.

PTI