For the First, Islamabad to Get Air Security Unit wih 12 Drones

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed announced Monday that the federal capital will get an air security unit with 12 drones this week to give citizens with a faultless security system.

Rasheed told a press conference that 1,000 additional officers will be enrolled into the Islamabad police force and two locators would be purchased to maintain foolproof security and reduce the crime rate.

He said that with the renovation of the existing Food Park, a new food park was being launched in Melody Market, while another food street will be opened at the Art and Craft Village in Shakarparian.

He said the ministry had fixed a fee of Rs10,000 for a one-day emergency passport service which would be issued within a day for those who were in need, while the ordinary fee will be Rs5,000 to Rs8,000.

He added that now citizens can get passports on an immediate basis within 24 hours.

Rasheed said there were several complaints about fake national identity cards on which the government was taking action and 136 officials involved in this matter had been suspended, while 90 inquiries and around 300 charge sheets were being issued.

He said a new amnesty scheme had been sent to the cabinet for approval for those having more than one passport or CNIC. He said the online visa system for Afghanistan replacing on-arrival visas will be started within three weeks while there was also a plan to waive off $8 fees to facilitate people.

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