Recently there had been a backlog of an immense 600,000 passport applications at a passport office located in Islamabad. The main reason for this backlog was the shortage of lamination paper. The Interior Ministry assured that the lamination paper has been imported and will arrive shortly.
Sources suggest that the lamination paper is still yet to arrive at Islamabad’s passport office and the passports which were scheduled to be provided in 2 weeks are not set to be delivered almost 60 days later.
Change in Passport Office Timings Across Pakistan 2023
As winter approaches, timings of institutions have been changing one by one. Recently the timings for the Federal offices in Islamabad have been changed by the Government. Now, as winter approaches fast, passport office timings for all offices across Pakistan has also changed.
An official notification was issued on October 17, 2023, that gave an insight into the new passport office timings. The notification had been approved by DG Immigration and Passports. According to the official notification the new timings of the Regional and Executive passport offices differ from other offices.
These new timings are to facilitate the citizens of Islamabad to get the most out of the day as the climate will be harsh for winters due to heavy rainfall expected soon. Moreover, reports also suggest that the Saudi Government has caught an impressive 12,000 fake Pakistani passports and handed them over to the Embassy. The school timings for Islamabad have also changed. Check the new timings here “New Winter Timings Announced for Islamabad’s Schools and Colleges.”