Government approves launch of E-Passports


ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has announced six months extension in re-validation of manual arms licenses issued by the Ministry.


A meeting chaired by him in Islamabad on Friday also decided that after expiry of the extended period all manual licenses will automatically stand cancelled.

The meeting also approved, in principle, launch of E-Passports, which would be fully operational by next year.

The participants were briefed that over one hundred and eighty thousand arms license were computerized and validated by the Interior Ministry.

Eight thousand arms licenses were found bogus. The Minister directed registration of FIRs against holders of fake licenses.