Nisar orders officials to issue CNICs, passports without delay

Source: Published in Current Affairs on Tuesday, May 03, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed heads of Nadra and Passport Office to ensure that all people living in the country and abroad get CNICs and passports without delay.

Presiding over a high-level meeting of officials of the interior ministry and its attached departments, the minister examined problems being faced by Pakistanis living in the UK, US and other countries of the world, an interior ministry spokesman said on Monday.

A large number of Pakistanis living in the UK, US and other countries had complained to the minister about hurdles being faced by them in getting CNICs and passports.

The minister told participants of the meeting that expatriates were assets of the country and they should not face any hardship in getting CNICs and passports in foreign countries.

He asked the Nadra chairman and director general of passports to take steps for improving public dealing and addressing public complaints locally and aboard to help every Pakistani get CNICs and passports without hassle and delay.

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