Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Saturday inaugurated the first passport office in Miranshah, the district headquarters of North Waziristan, to facilitate people who have to travel to other districts for the basic facility.
On the occasion, he also announced two NADRA mobile vans for registration process in remote areas of North Waziristan.
He acknowledged the unprecedented sacrifices of the tribute tribal to safeguard motherland from enemies, adding, they always stood shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan’s army against terrorists.
The minister also lauded the support of tribal people to armed forces for restoration of durable peace in the region.
He said that local people would be recruited in National Base and Registration Authority (NADRA) and passport office on the merit.
The minister said internet services had been restored in South Waziristan and this facility would be extended to North Waziristan by this year.
Earlier, tribal elders and local notables warmly received the Interior minister on his arrival at North Waziristan and presented him traditional Pashtun turban. They briefed the minister about various problems being faced by local people.