IOM organized visit of senior government delegation from Bosnia & Herzegovina to discuss return and readmission of irregular Pakistani nationals
Islamabad, 30 September 2022 –
Within the framework of IOM’s Western Balkan Readmission Capacity Building Facility (WBCAP), IOM Pakistan and Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH) organised a study visit of senior government officials from Ministry of Security and Service for Foreigners’ Affairs (SFA) of BiH to Pakistan from 27 to 29 September 2022.
In line with the IOM’s Policy on Return, Readmissions, and Reintegration, the visit was facilitated as part of IOM’s support to governments to strengthen overall return management capacities which includes facilitating dialogue and cooperation and strengthening capacities through provision of tools and enhancing knowledge on return and readmission.
The delegation was headed by Mr. Saša Kecman, Advisor to the Minister of Security and included Ms. Šejla Ramović, Senior Expert Associate for Readmission at Ministry of Security, Mr. Mustafa Pašalić, Acting Assistant Minister for Security and Asylum Sector at the Ministry of Security, Mr. Mirsad Buzar, Deputy Director of the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs, Mr. Muhamed Huskić, Expert Advisor for Security and Deportation Support, Mr. Novica Koroman, Senior Expert for Coordination and Development of IT Systems.
During the three-day visit, the delegation met with senior GOP officials including Mr. Momin Agha, Additional Secretary - Border Management, Ministry of Interior; Mr. Tariq Malik, Chairperson National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA); Mr. Mohsin Butt, Director General, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Ms. Rabia Shafiq, Director General Europe-II, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan.
Discussions encompassed affirmation of cooperation from both countries on implementation of the readmission agreement between Pakistan and BiH and ensuring safe, orderly and humane return of Pakistani nationals, while taking strict measures to combat crimes of Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) and Trafficking in Persons (TIP).
The visit also helped build a stronger understanding of the Readmission Case Management System (RCMS), a tool developed by IOM and NADRA to process readmission applications of Pakistani nationals from the European Union (EU), and participants discussed next steps in relation to developing a similar digital solution for implementation of readmission agreement between Pakistan and BiH.
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