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UK, Pakistani experts to annually discuss visa operations, illegal migration, human trafficking

Experts from the United Kingdom and Pakistan are expected to put their heads together to discuss issues relating to migration, focusing on visa operations, illegal migration, human trafficking, people smuggling, border control and migration policy.

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This was claimed during Home Secretary Theresa May’s Pakistan visit.

The British Home Secretary and Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik agreed ways to monitor new initiatives through the UK’s new senior official led Migration Joint Working Group.

It will meet on an annual basis to discuss the full migration agenda. The Home Office said the group will bring experts from the United Kingdom and Pakistan together to discuss all issues relating to migration focusing on visa operations, illegal migration, human trafficking and people smuggling; border control; migration policy.

May asserted Pakistan was already doing much to disrupt the work of those agents who were abusing the trust of individuals by promising them a new life in the United Kingdom that they could not deliver, and which often resulted in those individuals suffering misery and discomfort. Both countries would continue to work closely together in their efforts to combat this issue.

 

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