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Entry Clearances: Pakistan

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of visa applications received by the consulate in (a) Karachi and (b) Lahore in the last 12 months for which figures are available were checked for fraud by entry clearance officers in each post. (272744)

There are no entry clearance officers (ECOs) posted to Karachi or Lahore. All checks for fraud are carried out in Islamabad, where there are 10 ECOs. All applications are checked for fraud.