The Directorate General of Immigration and Passports (DGIP) announced new rules controlling the issuing of travel documents on Tuesday, indicating that a regular passport will now be given in 21 days, in contrast to the prior processing period.
The department found an illegal use of the passport, which made it challenging to issue a passport quickly, the directorate remarked without going into more detail.
Additionally, the DGIP stated that criminal forces are attempting to weaken the Pakistani passport while discussing the issue of illegal travel documents.
As a result, the passport-issuing authority increased its controls and investigated the procedure.
There is no change in the turnaround time for urgent and most urgent passports, which are still issued in 10 and 2 working days, respectively.
Furthermore, the DGIP suggested citizens go to the relevant passport offices between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
It additionally urged citizens to cooperate with the directorate, noting that they can use the Citizen Portal to report any problems they may have getting a passport.