Sindh province is the second largest populated of the country and it has only settled 08 passport offices, including 04 in Karachi and rest are 04 are in Larkana, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Nawabshah cities.

It has noted that people of district Mirpurkhas, Mithi, Umer Kot, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Tando Allahyar, Jamshoro, Matiari/Hala, Tando Muhammad Khan and itself Hyderabad visit at the Regional Passport Office (RPO) to apply for the passport.

A question arises here that, why only single RPO covers the people of 11 districts and why other office do not establish where the population is high?

If we seem that 37 passport offices are in Punjab province, however, found 3 offices in a district Rawalpindi including 02 offices are in 2 different Tehsils, 01 in Kahuta Tehsil which is 40KM away from Rawalpindi and the population is 153000 of said Tehsil while 01 office is located in Tehsil Gujar Khan consisted on 493000 population which is approximately 51KM away from Rawalpindi and 01 office available itself Rawalpindi.

Again, another question arises here that, if Rawalpindi has 3 offices then why 1 office has established for cited mentioned 11 districts? If Tehsil Kahuta has one & half lac population and Tehsil Gujar Khan has approximately 5 lac population, then why offices are not established in the highly populated district, including population have Mirpurkhas (1.569 million), Badin (1.137 million), Thatta (1.113 million) and others. However, District Hafizabad has 1.2 million, Chakwal 1.084 million and Chiniot has 965124 population, but in these three districts passport offices are available, while its population is low from Mirpurkhas, Badin and Thatta districts.

Hence we are simpleton request Interior Minister kindly establish more passport offices in Sindh province as people could save their time and could spend saved time into another work.

SHAHID AHMED QURESHI,

Badin, January 25.