ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sh Rashid said a new aviation security unit will be launched this week with 12 drones to provide a flawless security system for the citizens of the federal capital.
Speaking to a press conference on Monday, he said that in order to ensure rock-solid security and control the crime rate, 1,000 more people were inducted into the Islamabad police force in addition to buying two locators.
The minister said the government decided to launch a crackdown on those involved in issuing fake vaccination certificates or other illegal documents because there was a zero tolerance policy against these elements.
He said that with the renovation of the existing food park, a new food park was being launched at Melody Market, while another food street was also being established in Shakarparian Arts and Crafts Village. .
He said the ministry had set a fee of Rs 10,000 for a one-day emergency passport service that would be issued within the day for those who needed it, while the regular fee would be 5,000-8. 000 Rs. He added that citizens can now get passports immediately within 24 hours.
The minister said there had been several complaints about fake national ID cards the government was taking action on and that 136 officials involved in the case were suspended while 90 investigations and around 300 indictment sheets were pending. issued.
He said a new amnesty program had been sent to cabinet for approval for those with more than one passport or CNIC. He said the Afghanistan online visa system replacing visas on arrival would be launched within three weeks, while there were also plans to drop the $ 8 fee to make people’s lives easier.
He added that since August 15 to date, around 20,000 people have entered Pakistan from Afghanistan while 6,000 have entered Afghanistan from Pakistan. The minister said about 10,000 people were foreigners who reached their country from Afghanistan.
He said the government had launched the International Border Management System (IBMS) with 16 terminals at the Chaman border, which was for the first time in Pakistan’s history, while five more would be added.
He said Nadra mobile vans had been parked in the Torkham and Chaman areas to facilitate passage through checkpoints. He said the government was working on a policy to expand CNIC facilities to remote areas of Skardu. He said a new college for Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, had been approved as the prime minister issued instructions on construction work for Nullah Lai.