The Foreign Office has asked the Interior Ministry and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate the theft of Schengen visa stickers from the Italian embassy in Islamabad.
The Foreign Office spokesperson, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, stated this while addressing a press conference on Tuesday. He said that the diplomatic mission had reported the theft to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The information was immediately shared with the concerned authorities for taking appropriate action in this regard,” he said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the interior ministry and the FIA that nearly 1,000 visa stickers were stolen from the locker room of the Italian embassy in Islamabad this month.
The Ministry of Foreign Office has asked concerned departments to keep track of the visa stickers at all entry and exit points and report to the ministry.
The FIA has been told that about 750 stolen visa stickers have serial numbers from ITA041913251 to ITA041914000 and the remaining 250 visa stickers have the numbers from ITA041915751 to ITA041916000.