'Overstaying by Pak nationals a matter of concern'

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Bangalore, Oct 14: Expressing deep concern over increasing number of incidents of overstaying by Pakistan and Bangladesh nationals in the country, Karnataka Home Minister Dr V S Acharya on Tuesday, Oct 14 urged the Centre to take a pro-active role in introducing 'National Personal Identity Register'.

Talking to newspersons here, Dr Acharya said Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had rised the issue in yesterday's NIC convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Karnataka was in favour of introducing a 'National Personal Identity Register', he added.

He said there were reports of both Pakistan and Bangladesh nationals over staying in some parts of Karnataka, including in Bangalore and Coastal belts even after expiry of their Visa period.

He said it would be easier for the enforcement authorities to identify those who were living in the country without valid documents if a 'National Personal Identity Register' was maintained.


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