Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed has said on Tuesday that the Standard Passport fees for the 10-year tenor has been reduced by 50 percent to facilitate the public.

He was speaking at a press briefing where he advised applicants to select passports with a 10-year validity period so that burden in Passport offices can be reduced.

Sheikh Rasheed further announced that the capcity of National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) is being increased and it will soon be able to issue 100,000 National identity cards on a daily basis, while Its regional and tehsil level offices network will be extended.

Currently, Passport fees for normal 5-years passport is PKR 3,000/ while that of 10-Years tenor is PKR 5,400/ which is expected to be slashed to PKR 3,000/- at par with 5-year tenor.

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