INS drive: embassy seeks proposals
By Anwar Iqbal
23 December 2002 Monday 18 Shawwal 1423 http://www.dawn.com/2002/12/23/top11.htm
WASHINGTON, Dec 22: The Pakistan Embassy has asked the members of the Pakistani community in the United States to send suggestions for a joint community-embassy effort for dealing with the current immigration campaign.
The suggestion should be sent to the deputy chief of mission, Mohammad Sadiq, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or by fax (202-232-4142).
"We are as concerned about the required registration with the US Immigration and Naturalization Service as the rest of the community is. We have already raised the matter with the US Administration," said Sadiq.
Pakistan is recently included in the list of countries whose nationals are asked to register from Jan 13 to Feb 23 with the INS.
Ambassador Ashraf Jehangir Qazi has already held several meetings with senior officials of the US administration and "strongly conveyed Pakistan's concerns," Sadiq said.
The Ambassador is scheduled to meet other high-ranking officials of the US Administration next week.
"The US Administration has promised to make the registration of Pakistan nationals as easy and convenient as possible," said Sadiq. The Embassy will issue detailed guidelines to the Pakistan community before Jan 13. http://www.dawn.com/2002/12/23/top11.htm