As soon as Sheikh Rashid became the Home Minister, he started the process of reforms in the institution and made important announcements regarding passports.
According to details, while talking to media in Islamabad, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said that in order to improve the performance of the Interior Ministry, I asked the Prime Minister for 120 days, the Prime Minister also gave me 120 days, we have four months. In this time parade, all the work has to be done straightforwardly.
Today we have made historic decisions for passports. We have decided to launch Passport SMS service all over Pakistan.
It has also decided to increase the passport period for Middle Eastern labor to 10 years instead of five.
Rejecting the news of increase in passport fee, the Home Minister said that the passport fee will not be increased from Rs 3,000.
Talking to media, Sheikh Rashid said that e-passport service is being launched in the world from January 1 and online passport service is being launched in Islamabad and Rawalpindi from today. It will take some time for online passport service in other cities.
Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said that 66,000 people are blacklisted in the FIA, while 44,000 people are included in the passport blacklist will reduce ECL blacklist