Ishaq Dar chairs meeting to review performance of passport offices

Canada Global (Web News) Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, the federal minister of finance and revenue, presided over a meeting to discuss the opening of passport offices across the nation.

The meeting was attended by the Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Revenue Tariq Mehmood Pasha, the Secretaries of Interior and Finance, the Chairman of NADRA, the Director General of Passports and Immigration, and senior officers from the Finance Department, NADRA, and the Passport Office.

The Passports & Immigration Office’s performance was reported at the conference, along with an assessment of the current organisation of passport offices domestically and abroad.

It was disclosed that the issuance of 4.5 million passports so far has resulted in deposits totaling more than Rs 26 billion into the national exchequer.

In order to provide the greatest amount of convenience and service to the general public, the meeting also discussed the establishment of Passports Processing Counters and Mobile Register Vehicles in cooperation with NADRA (National Database Registration Authority) in the remaining districts of Pakistan.

Ishaq Dar claimed that despite scarce resources and financial difficulties, the administration was giving the populace the best facilities possible in every field.

The minister expressed his appreciation for the Interior Ministry’s efforts to establish Passport Processing Counter facilities in remote parts of Pakistan and offered his full cooperation and support for its future initiatives.

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