A crucial update has come forth to resolve the passport printing issue in Pakistan. After facing a shortage of lamination paper, which caused disruption nationwide, authorities have successfully resolved the issue and resumed full-scale passport printing operations.

This news was officially announced through a press release by the Director General of Immigration and Passports. The update was attributed to the removal of technical hurdles, following the directives of Minister for the Interior Sarfaraz Bugti.

The passport printing issue in Pakistan had caused much concern among citizens. Due to technical glitches, nationwide passport offices were unable to issue new passports for over a week. This led to a backlog of 700,000 unprinted passports, which is now being addressed by the authorities.

The Directorate General of Immigration & Passports has received a new order for lamination paper, ensuring a steady supply for passport production. The Interior Ministry has also taken proactive measures to expedite the delivery of passports, including deploying additional machinery and staff.

For those in need of guidance or more information on passport renewal requirements, they can reach out to the Pakistan passport office helpline number.

To ensure timely issuance of travel documents, authorities have scheduled passport printing to continue on both Saturdays and Sundays. The Directorate has also revised the operating hours of all passport offices across the country, with a new schedule from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for the first four days of the week and an earlier closure at 12:30 pm on Fridays. These changes aim to improve operations and enhance service delivery for the public.

Passport printing operations resume following a week-long shortage of lamination paper.

Passport printing has officially resumed nationwide following a one-week halt caused by a shortage of lamination paper. This issue resulted in significant disruptions in the issuance of new passports, leading to a backlog of 700,000 unprinted passports.

Fortunately, swift action from the Directorate General of Immigration & Passports successfully resolved the lamination paper shortage. The DGI&P promptly received a new order of lamination paper and deployed additional machinery and staff to expedite the printing process.

To address the backlog and ensure timely delivery of passports, the Interior Ministry has directed that the printing process continue on weekends. As a result, passport offices will now operate on Saturdays and Sundays as well.

Furthermore, in an effort to enhance efficiency, the Directorate has revised the office timings for the first four days of the week. Offices will now open from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, except on Fridays when they will close at 12:30 PM.

This development brings great relief to those who have experienced delays in obtaining their travel documents. With the printing process back on track, applicants can expect to receive their passports within the usual timeframe.

Therefore, if you have been waiting to get your passport printed, be assured that the issue has been resolved, and you will receive your document soon. Please take note of the revised office timings and plan your visit accordingly to avoid any inconvenience.