- Newest transfer to assist cancel over 38,000 passports, information reveals.
- The amnesty scheme was authorised within the final cupboard assembly.
- Authorized motion to be taken towards those that didn’t give up them.
ISLAMABAD: The federal government has authorised an amnesty scheme for individuals holding two passports and the identical variety of computerized nationwide identification playing cards (CNICs), asking them to give up one passport and CNIC to keep away from authorized motion.
A abstract despatched by the Inside Ministry to the federal authorities for the amnesty scheme was authorised within the final cupboard assembly, stated an announcement, based on The Information,
The amnesty scheme will stay efficient till December 31.
The Part 6 (1) (j) of the Passports Act reads: “An individual shall be punishable with imprisonment which can prolong to 3 years, or with nice, or with each in the event that they receive multiple passport both in the identical or completely different names by concealing the very fact of already being in possession of a passport.”
A spokesperson for the ministry stated that authorized motion can be taken towards individuals who didn’t give up their unlawful identification playing cards and journey paperwork.
He stated Pakistanis residing in Pakistan and overseas may benefit from the scheme, including that the ministry has additionally directed the division involved to publicize the amnesty scheme correctly.
Earlier, the federal authorities had introduced six schemes from 2006 to 2016, and in consequence, over 12,000 passports have been canceled. In accordance with the inside ministry statistics, the most recent transfer would assist cancel over 38,000 Pakistani passports.