Pakistan is to introduce a new NOC policy for the foreigners.
Ijaz Ahmed Shah—the Interior Minister Brigadier (retd.) on Monday said that his ministry is all ready to announce a new policy on the issuance of a mandatory No Objection Certificate—NOC for the foreigners visiting the far-fetched areas of the country.
The minister was talking to a UN delegation which called on him under the leadership of Knut Ostby—the UN resident coordinator for Pakistan.
Relieving the concern of the UN delegation on the need of the NOC for the foreigners, the minister said that the ministry would soon be coming up with a feasible solution to the issue.
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He said that promoting tourism and for assuring that full security is provided to the tourists throughout the country are among the topmost preferences of the present government.
The UN representative expressed satisfaction over the improved security situation of the country. He said that they are satisfied with the general security conditions of Pakistan and of the the capital city especially.
The minister lauded the decision of the United Nations to restore the status of Islamabad as a family hub after like a gap of nearly 11 years.
Shah in a meeting mentioned that he must laud the efforts put in by the police of Islamabad and the law enforcement agencies for the restoration of peace in the city. He added that achieving the peace would not have been possible without the efforts of the police.