The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) open passport counters at its offices in 30 cities across the country in order to facilitate the public.
The decision was taken in a session chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to ease the process of passport acquisition for the citizens, a spokesman stated.
“Now a passport counter will be available at the NADRA offices,” spokesman further said.
The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a formal notification. It has been said that the facility will be available at 12 centers in Lahore region, two in Karachi, six in Multan and two in Sargodha, four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and two in Islamabad region.
With the approval of the Prime Minister, passport desks in NADRA offices are likely to be set up by 10th June.
Director General Passports has said that the passport counters at NADRA offices will be under the control of the Passport & Immigration Control Department.
The NADRA will charge additional 1,000 rupees charges along with the official passport fee, DG Passports said.