Islamabad: Illegal foreigners making ID cards for their ilk, remanded to FIA
ISLAMABAD: Senior Civil Judge Muhammad Aslam Gondal Monday handed down a four-day physical remand to two foreigners accused of accommodating and facilitating the illegal immigrants in Pakistan by preparing illegal identity cards and other documents for them. The court handed them over to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Crime Circle.
A First Information Report (FIR) vide 13/2011 dated 28-05-2011 was registered against Ibrahim Mohammad (Egyptian) and Bilal Shafiq Alias Noorullha (Syrian) under section 13, 14 of Foreigners Act, 1946.
FIA, on a tip off, registered a case against the accused foreigners on 28-05-2011. The preliminary interrogation revealed that the both had been living in Attock since 2004 along with families without any legal documents.
They arrived in Islamabad on May 29 to hand some other illegal immigrants bogus identity cards of Pakistani nationality.
Informed by a tipster, FIA arrested both the accused on May 29 Blue Area Islamabad. One of the detainees was identified as Ibrahim coming from Egypt while the other one Bilal Shafiq Alias Noorullha came from Syria. Both stayed in Pakistan illegally since long and prepared illegal documents for their ilk in the country. A fake identity card was confiscated from them.
According to FIA, Noorullha disclosed that he had a links with all the illegal foreigners scattered in the country. He made them fake identity cards and passports. FIA raided the house these two fugitives lived and seized more than 45 illegal identity cards, besides lamination machines used in preparing cards and other documents.
FIA on Monday produced both the detainee foreigners before the court and informed it that they worked in connivance with other foreigners in the country who are yet to be arrested.
FIA had charged them under section 13 and 14 of Foreigners Act 1946 that says: Any person who attempts to contravene, or abets or attempts to abet, or does any act preparatory to a contravention of the provisions of this Act or of any order made or direction given there under, or fails to comply with any direction given in pursuance of any such order, shall be deemed to have contravened the provisions of this Act.
The court also added other charges under section 468 and 471 of Pakistan Penal Code for forgery the accused committed.
FIA requested a 10-day physical remand for both the accused as it needed to further probe into the matter, recover the fake identity cards and instruments used, and to nab their accomplices but the court handed down a four-day physical remand and directed to bring them back on June 3.
“FIA charged the alleged persons under section 13 and 14 of Foreigners Act 1946 but according to law section 468 and 471 have also been added” marked the judge.