Islamabad: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is not operating on Pakistani soil, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.
Speaking to media persons outside the Parliament House in Islamabad, Malik said that those foreigners who were staying in Pakistan illegally were being deported.
He also said that the Pakistan government would not allow people arriving on visit visas to work in the country, a newspaper reports.
Earlier, it had been reported that between 35 -40 people had been picked up by the intelligence agencies across Pakistan for facilitating the CIA in the May 2 US raid, in which Osama bin Laden was killed in his Abbottabad lair.
Malik said that Pakistan’s intelligence agencies were serving the country and should not be criticised.