Army Chief backs deportation of illegal foreigners who are affecting Pakistan’s security, economy


RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir army has extended full support to the government’s decision to repatriate and deport all illegal foreigners, a press release shared by ISPR said Thursday.

In a statement, Inter-Services Public Relations said Army Chief supports the government’s decision to deport illegal foreigners, as they were seriously affecting Pakistan’s security and economy.

During his visit to Peshawar, COAS attended a session with participants of the First National Workshop Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NWKP-1) where he was given a detailed briefing on the overall security situation, ongoing counter-terrorism operations, repatriation of Illegal foreigners and socio-economic developments in the erstwhile FATA areas.

COAS said illegal foreigners were seriously affecting Pakistan’s security and economy, saying the move is in the interest of Pakistan. HE said illegal foreigners are being repatriated to their countries in a humane and dignified manner as per the established norms, per the ISPR press release.

Gen Asim heaped praise on forces for their efforts to provide stability in the region and the materialisation of progress on projects of social economic development.

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