Secretary Interior Mr. Yousaf Naseem Khokhar made a detailed presentation about the functions of the Interior Ministry and its attached departments. He also briefed the Prime Minister about various steps taken by the Ministry, including adoption of legislative measures and policies, to combat terrorism, prevent smuggling and human trafficking and curbing electronic and other crimes.
The Prime Minister, in his remarks, observed that curbing corruption and retrieving wealth of the country, amassed through illegal means and laundered abroad, were among the biggest challenge for the Government. He said that every effort would made to accomplish these goals besides putting in place a robust system that could prove itself as an effective deterrent against such malpractices in future. The Prime Minister emphasized upon the need for greater coordination between FIA and NAB to fight white collar crimes and other corrupt practices.
The Prime Minister said that overseas Pakistanis, the most valuable asset of the country, were ready to bring their money to Pakistan and invest in various sectors of the economy. However, we need to provide them an enabling environment that ensures safety and security of their lives and property. He said that the Interior Ministry and its attached departments should play their role more effectively towards ensuring service delivery, improving overall security situation in the country and providing a sense of security to the citizens.