The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) will open passport counters at its offices in 30 locations around the country, according to a government notification.
A spokeswoman for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said the decision was made during a session convened by Sharif to make the process of obtaining a passport easier for citizens.
“Now a passport counter will be available at NADRA offices,” the spokesperson added.
Passports will be issued at NADRA Centres in 12 minor towns in the Lahore region and two districts in Karachi.
Furthermore, six NADRA centres in Multan, two in Sargodha, two in Islamabad, and four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be able to issue passports, according to the spokeswoman.
The Passport & Immigration Control Department will control the passport counters at NADRA offices, according to Director General Passports.
According to DG Passports, the NADRA would charge an additional 1,000 rupees in addition to the official passport fee.
According to the source, every NADRA office will be able to issue passports from June 10.