Validity of passport being enhanced from 5 to 10 years to facilitate people: Interior Minister

Islamabad, February 14, 2021 (PPI-OT): Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said validity of passport is being enhanced from five to 10 years to facilitate the people. Inaugurating a Park at Swan Garden in Islamabad on Sunday, he said all officers of passport office serving in various embassies of Pakistan, across the world, are being called back, if they have completed three years of their foreign posting and that non-complying officers and officials will be terminated.

The Minister said law and order situation in the country is also improving in the country due to supreme sacrifices being rendered by the armed forces for establishing peace and eliminating terrorism from the country. He announced to end all police pickets in federal capital by Ramadan this year and to make Islamabad Police a modern force.

The Minister said we are procuring 100 motorcycles and cars to strengthen the police force and improve its capacity to provide a secure environment to the residents of the federal capital. Talking about political situation in the country, he said no hurdle will be created in the way of the proposed long march of PDM, if it is within the ambit of law and constitution. However, he warned that strict action will be taken if the opposition tries to take law into hands.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557
Email: info@moib.gov.pk
Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

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