Government of Pakistan, Directorate General, Immigration & Passports (Headquarters) has issued Notification on 11-03-2019 in connection with Issuance of Passport in Change of Profession. Detail is as under:
I am directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state Ministry of Interior has conveyed approval of the Federal Cabinet Division letter No. 096/CM/2019-D dated 22nd February, 2019 for the proposal with regard to issuance of passport to the Government Officers/Officials who obtained passports in private capacity being Government employee in conceaiment of Government service, as under:-
- The Government Officers/Officials, who obtained passport in concealment of profession, are advised to approach Passport Offices concerned, alongwith NOC and recommendations of their respective department to get their passport data rectified and fresh passport issued, modifying profession as Government Service, within three months of issuance of this letter.
- The Government Officials/Officers who obtained passport before joining the Government service are advised to correct their data by applying a fresh passport and producing NOC from their parent department, within three months of issuance of this letter.
- In addition to the prescribed passport fee, additional charges of Rs.5000/- will be levied on defaulting Officers/Officials who obtained passports in private capacity being government servants.
- On expiry of given data/period of three months, the passports of defaulting officers/officials will be cancelled/blocked by and legal sction under the relevant Section of Passport Act 1974 shall be initiated against them by the Department concerned through FIA under intimation to this Directorate General.
Special thanks to Mr. Muhammad Huzaifa for sensing the copy of the Notification of Issuance of Passport in Change of Profession.
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