ISLAMABAD- On the directives of Minister for Interior & Narcotics Control Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, the Department of Immigration & Passports has opened a Regional Passport Office (RPO) at Mianwali in order to facilitate the passport applicants from Mianwali and Bhakhar districts.

The RPO will be starting its operations from June 16 in this connection. Obaidullah Khan Shadi Khel, MNA, inaugurated the new RPO today in a ceremony which was attended by locals. Director General Passport, Mr. Muhammad Safdar along with technical team from the headquarters was also present on the occasion. It is pertinent to mention that earlier the residents of district Mianwali and its surroundings had to commute to Regional Passport Office in Sargodha District by covering a distance of about 130 kilometers on one side for the processing of their passport applications.