Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday directed the Ministry of Interior, to clear the backlog of Machine Readable Passports and National Identity Cards for local and overseas Pakistanis. Talking to Jamil Ahmad Khan, Pakistans Ambassador to UAE who called on him at the PM House, the Prime Minister directed the Directorate General of Immigration and Passports and NADRA to facilitate expeditious clearance of the documents for the Pakistani community in UAE, in coordination with Pakistans diplomatic mission. The Prime Minister also appreciated that the UAE had now emerged as the largest source of home remittances and directed Pakistans diplomatic missions to redouble efforts to increase the volume by providing every possible help and assistance to the 1.2 million strong Pakistani community.