Pakistan to launch e-passport system soon

Pakistan will have an e-passport system by this June this year, Sheikh Rashid, the country’s minister for interior said. A German company has been contracted for the implementation of the project, reported Dawn

Apr 10, 2021
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Pakistan will have an e-passport system by this June this year, Sheikh Rashid, the country’s minister for interior said. A German company has been contracted for the implementation of the project, reported Dawn. 

Currently, passport seekers in Pakistan sometimes take a year time to get it. However, these long delays may soon become history now. 

“I assure you that this [e-passport] service would be available by June [2021]. After that, you would not hear any complaints or year-long delays for minor work,” Rashid said on Friday. 

A German company has been hired for this project and it would be a major relief for all those seeking speedy service by the passport office, he added. 

For the promotion of tourism in the country, Rashid said, the government has now been issuing e-visa to 192 countries. In the last few months, the country received over 300,000 visa applications; among them, only 12000 were rejected. 

He claimed it was now easier to get a Pakistani visa. 

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