The residents of Gwadar are in a lot of difficulties as they are not able to get their passports. The passport office of the port city has not been operative since the last two months.
As per the officials, the network server of the passport office got burnt some two months back and ever since then the office has not been providing services.
As per an official of the passport office, the server has been sent to the federal capital for repair purposes, but it is not returned by the authorities as yet.
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The office in-charge and other members of the passport office’s staff were also not present at the site either.
One of the resident—Elahi Baksh Baloch said that for getting our passport related issues solved we have to travel all the way to Turbat.
He informed that the seats of the officer-in-charge, supporting staff and the data entry operators have been lying empty for a very long time.
The members of the civil society have asked the concerned authorities of the Passport Office in the headquarter Federal Capital—Islamabad to look into the matter and to take a notice of the situation in the Gwadar passport office and to take the needed measurements for re-opening the office again in the port city.
Gwadar is the port city situated on the Southwestern coast of Baluchistan in Pakistan. It is located near the Iranian border and is to the east of the Persian Gulf and opposite to Oman.
The word Gwadar is the combination of two words of the Balochi language—Gwat which means wind and Dar which means Gateway—thus, Gwadar means “The Gateway of Wind”.
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