Validity period of passports enhanced upto 10 years

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The National Assembly was informed that validity period of Passports has been enhanced upto ten years effective from the 1st November this year.
Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Rai Mujtaba Kharal told the House during question hour that the validity period of official passports is also being enhanced upto ten years and the work is underway in this regard.
To a supplementary question‚ he said the matter of delay in the issuance of passports to the citizens has been resolved.
Replying to another question‚ Parliamentary Secretary for Finance Sajjad-ul-Hassan said that the matter of holding of Population and Housing Census in the country is under consideration with Council of Common Interests. He said after the final decision the 6th Census in the country will be conducted.