Approval for Cancellation of Passport for Kartarpur Visitors

Approval for Cancellation of Passport for Kartarpur Visitors

Posted on Nov 6, 2019

The federal cabinet approved the termination of a passport for commuters coming to Kartarpur for one year.

A federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan was held in Islamabad in which the overall situation of the economy was reviewed and the decisions made in the previous cabinet meeting were confirmed.

Giving the media briefing after the meeting, Prime Minister's Assistant Special Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all the federal ministries to finalize the government department's development program in three months. Strive to deliver and all ministers and federal secretaries keep public interest in their ministries.

He said that during the meeting, the Prime Minister directed that 60% of the population of the country should take better steps to provide jobs to the youth, empower them and start small businesses and the youths should be given top priority. ۔

"The meeting also directed to create new employment opportunities and policies," he said.

He said that the Prime Minister would personally review the performance of each ministry and monitor where there was a delay so that timely decisions could be taken.

He said that after the Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister also had a special meeting with the Federal Bureaucracy.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that all the challenges related to the economy were reviewed in the cabinet meeting and the direction of the economy was justified.

According to him, the Prime Minister said that all the indicators of the economy are positive and will remain intact, the obstacles of political opponents in this way will not be as useful as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where the first year was difficult but due to reforms the Pakistan movement Justice (PTI) was given power there again by the people.

He said that the reforms introduced by the government have hindered people benefiting from the status quo, but the Prime Minister once again assured the cabinet that we will not back down our agenda.

"We have to move forward to get rid of this corrupt system, the cabinet examines how to tackle challenges, we have to turn challenges into opportunities," he said.

Auxiliary Special said the cabinet meeting confirmed the decisions made at the October 30 cabinet meeting.

He said the federal cabinet approved the first National Electric Vehicle Policy.

Referring to Kartarpur transit, he said that some changes have been made, the Prime Minister wants to promote tourism. On the 550th birthday of Baba Govnanak, the two-day fee of Kartarpur visitors has been waived while from overseas. Visitors' passport condition has been terminated for one year.

He said that the condition of supply of the list 10 days ago for those who came to the pilgrimage has also been abolished and visas have been issued to the travelers.

According to him, the cabinet was told by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the number of passengers arriving in Kartarpur by air travel is expected to reach 5,000, 2 thousand from the border or inland and 5 thousand passengers via Wagah.

He said that the Prime Minister's commitment that Pakistan should be opened to the world, the relaxation of the visa policy will be for the Sikhs as well as the tourists coming from outside, while the questions asked earlier for the visa will be taken into account. They will be reviewed and no compromise will be made regarding Pakistan's security threats.

During the meeting, Nadra was instructed to conduct his audit with a world-class auditor and the board should be set up immediately at NADRA so that the organization could work with full authority.

He said that in the Federal Cabinet meeting, Major General Muhammad Amir Hameed was also approved to be appointed DG Rangers Punjab.

He said that during the meeting, Dr Ishrat Hussain briefed the Cabinet on the reforms of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), which the Cabinet approved, in light of CDA's management and policy issues. Separated separately.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the DDA and MD of the CDA could be taken from the private sector and the federal capital has been directed to complete the reforms in 3 months.

He announced that a new local system is being introduced in Islamabad like other provinces, it will be reformed, service delivery will be linked to the local government.

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