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NEWS DESK: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was briefed about problems that overseas Pakistanis are facing in matters pertaining to passports, visas and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), reported Radio Pakistan. Pakistan’s ambassadors to Britain and Gulf countries briefed him about these problems. Iqbal was addressing a video conference with Pakistani ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, UAE,...

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 1, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Mar 1, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

NEWS DESK: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was briefed about problems that overseas Pakistanis are facing in matters pertaining to passports, visas and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), reported Radio Pakistan.

Pakistan’s ambassadors to Britain and Gulf countries briefed him about these problems. Iqbal was addressing a video conference with Pakistani ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Britain in Islamabad.

Iqbal directed the departments of NADRA and passport to resolve issues of Pakistanis living abroad on urgent basis and take steps for facilitating overseas Pakistanis in obtaining National Identity Cards.

He also directed that a passport office be established in Madina, Saudi Arabia.

He further directed the ambassadors to play their role for expanding the scope of Visa Abolition Agreement with these countries so that Pakistanis traveling on official and diplomatic passport do not face difficulties in getting visa.

The minister also asked the authorities concerned to fix reasonable fees for the foreigners who travel to Pakistan.

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