SARGODHA - The unauthorised agents have besieged the Regional Passport Office Sargodha and made it impossible for the citizens to get passport without their tricky payable assistance and the perturbed people are compelled to seek their help after rejection of their applications, it has been learnt.

The affected citizens told TheNation that they could not obtain passport directly by adopting the legal procedure which the government has imposed.

They alleged that the passport office officials deliberately put objections on their application forms in case of direct access. Consequently, they had to hire services of the agents to acquire their passports without any botheration, they added.

According to the sources, the agents and officials have allegedly hidden connection with each other and in this regard, both have created a secret code namely ‘FC’ which means (in their language) payment of bribe has made and those applications that are tagged with this code, their procedure is done smoothly.

It is pertinent to mention here that these agents are not educated but they are master of their underhand work.

Reportedly, the residents of Satellite Town, Railway Road and other localities along with the train passengers are facing problems because of usual traffic jam as the agents throng the road which leads to railway station, district court, educational institutions and other governmental offices.

The citizens demanded the authorities concerned to wipe out these elements and clear the road for smooth traffic flow.

ACE begins probe into scam: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) launched investigation into the alleged embezzlement of enormous amount with counterfeit pass books of the Agricultural Development Bank of Pakistan (ADBP).

As per details, the ADBP Manger filed an application to Anti-Corruption Establishment, accusing some officers of the Revenue Department of involvement in the fraud with the help of local Patwaries.