Backlog of Passports to be Cleared Within Two Weeks: Zahid Hamid‏

ISLAMABAD : Minister for Law and Justice on Sunday informed the National Assembly that the backlog of passports would be cleared within two weeks. Responding to a calling attention notice, he said,”We have issued around 850,000 passports while around 150,000 will be issued within two weeks.”
He informed the House that around 20,000 passports were being issued daily to clear the backlog.He said the backlog of around 450,000 urgent passport applications had also been cleared. He said over 85,000 passports of Hajj applicants had also been printed and dispatched to the applicants. He said the directorate had also got printed ordinary and urgent passports of overseas Pakistanis and dispatched those to the foreign missions concerned. Zahid Hamid said now onward any applicant, who would apply for an urgent passport, would get it in a week’s time.
Source: APP

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