ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly (NA) was informed on Thursday that the total amount of foreign loans paid by Pakistan during July-November 2010 was $1057.7 million, including $743.5 million as principal amount and $314.2 million as interest. The Minister said that the total amount of domestic loans paid by Pakistan during July-October 2010-11 was Rs 1508.1 billion. He said that during the last three years no loan was granted to Pakistan by any country, he stated during question-hour session in a written reply. To another question, Minister for Finance, Revenue and Planning Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh said that Pakistan has a long porous border with Afghanistan and Iran. There are numerous unfrequented /unauthorised routes which are used by the peddlers/small trucks bypassing the customs stations and the goods are smuggled to FATA and subsequently to the settled districts, he said. He said that there was no customs station in FATA. Other agencies including FC and the political administration operating in FATA have been delegated with powers of officers of customs with the intention to curb menace of smuggling. Pakistan customs suffers from major resource constraints. The average age of Sepoy working for the department is over 50 years as no fresh recruitment has been made since 1996, he maintained. Pakistan customs does not patrol the borders but operates through check posts on authorised routes and the designated customs stations on the borders. To another question about loan obtained from IMF since March 2008, he said IMF has disbursed SDR 4936 million since November 2008 under standby arrangement and out of this amount SDR 951 million were meant for budgetary support, while SDR 3985 million for balance of payments support and to shore up the country's foreign exchange reserves. Replying to another query, Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim said that total value of exported fruits was US$12.98 million. However, fruits worth Rs 19.9 billion were exported in the year 2009-10. The names of the countries to whom fruits were exported are Afghanistan, India, China, Denmark, Iran, Korea, Kenya and other, he added. Replying to a question, Minister of State for Economics Affairs and Statistics Hina Rabbani Khar said that the total commitment charges paid to the ADB during 2009-10 amount to US$2.243 million and US$ .874 million from January 2010 to August 2010. Minister for Interior Rehman Malik said that in accordance with the provision of foreigners Act, 1946, the foreigners illegal residing in Pakistan in contravention of the said law, are apprehended by the local police.