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Issuance of passport: official apathy

March 22, 2013

ARE the people at the helm of affairs of the directorate-general of passport and immigration in deep slumber? The federal interior secretary and his subordinates who are controlling the affairs of director general, passports and immigration, have no idea about the tension and anxiety being faced by the people.

A huge number of applicants are waiting since long despite having paid their fees, many of them for urgent passports. The people are paying the price for the inefficiency, incompetence, ineptitude, apathy and indifference of the passport office and the interior ministry as well.

I would urge the Chief Justice of Pakistan to direct the Interior Secretary & DG Passport to resolve the issue at the earliest or face the consequences for incompetence and inefficiency. Applicants’ visas are going to expire whereas the officials concerned at the passport office are paying no heed!

RAFAQAT WAHEED Islamabad