Nawaz Sharif’s passport is expiring tonight: Rashid

News Desk

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) will emerge victorious in the upcoming Senate elections to be held on the third of next month.

This confidence has been expressed by the Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed while addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said that there will be political stability and reduction in rumour mongering in the wake of Senate polls. He said Pakistan will move forward economically and financially under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Interior Minister further stated that the passport of former Prime Minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif is expiring tonight. He reminded that the names of both Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz have been on the ECL since August 2018.

Sheikh Rashid has said that the passports cannot be issued to those on the ECL. However, Nawaz Sharif is not being stopped from returning to Pakistan, he said, adding that if Nawaz Sharif desires so, he will be issued the emergency travel documents.

“The network of NADRA offices will be expanded at the Tehsil headquarters level. NADRA will issue one hundred thousand identity cards per day,” he said.

He said the fee of passports for ten years has also been reduced. He asked the people to apply for ten years passport in order to reduce the burden on passport offices.