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Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi cracks down on passport delays at London Centers

Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi cracks down on passport delays at London Centers

LONDON, JUN 2 /DNA/ – Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Wednesday visited the passport and NADRA centers in London and took notice of the delays in issuance of passports to the overseas Pakistanis. The Interior Minister ordered that urgent passports should be issued within 7 days and normal passports within 30 days, directing that this policy should be implemented at all Pakistani missions worldwide.

Previously, overseas Pakistanis had to wait for 4 months for a normal passport and one and a half month for an urgent passport. The Interior Minister emphasized that any delay in issuing passports would not be tolerated and action would be taken against officials responsible for it.

To ensure timely delivery of passports, the Interior Minister established a monitoring cell, which would be headed by his PSO, ASP Sher Bano Naqvi. Overseas Pakistanis who do not receive their passports within the specified time can file a complaint at the following email address:

[email protected]

The Interior Minister also took notice of the staff shortage at passport and NADRA centers and directed effective staff management to address the issue. During his visit,  Mohsin Naqvi met with the staff of the passport and NADRA centers and directed them to issue passports to overseas Pakistanis within the specified time. He appreciated the performance of NADRA staff and encouraged them to continue providing efficient services to overseas Pakistanis.

Interior Minister also met with overseas Pakistanis present at the centers and inquired about their issues. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK, Dr. Mohammad Faisal, was also present on the occasion.






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