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Nearly 200,000 applications received on first day of online visa system: Interior Minister

January 1, 2021 | | Share:

Islamabad, January 01, 2021 (PPI-OT): Minister for Interior, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed says the manual visa system has ceased to exist from today, as the government has launched online visa system for 191 countries to make its process easy for people. Addressing a press-conference in Peshawar on Friday, Sheikh Rashid said the online visa system would eradicate corruption and ensure transparency besides addressing complaints of people especially with regard to China and Afghanistan.

He said on the first day, the online system has received about two hundred thousand applications for visa. The Interior Minister said the government would not renew diplomatic passport of Nawaz Sharif which was going to expire on 16th of next month and it would be considered as cancelled.

He said currently Pakistan has no extradition treaty with Britain under which Nawaz Sharif could be brought back to the country. However, he said efforts are underway on all fronts to bring him back to face corruption cases in courts. Sheikh Rashid said protection of holy places of minorities and their leadership is the top priority of government. He said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister has been directed to take strong notice of the recent unfortunate incident in Karak.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557
Email: info@moib.gov.pk
Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

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