Passport cancellation not applicable to foreign passports: Marriyum

Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb clarified on Friday that more than one passport held by an individual will be revoked under the Passport Act 1974 and the new policy does not apply to holders of foreign passports.

On May 11, it was reported that the federal cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair, decided to revoke multiple foreign passports under the Passport Act.

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While giving a clarification today, Aurnagzeb said that the meeting of the Federal Cabinet on May 10, 2022, approved the revocation of more than one Pakistani passport.

"News of cancellation of foreign passports was misreported," the minister said. "It is a crime to have two Pakistani passports. The last date for revocation of two Pakistani passports is December 31, 2022."

She added that decision would not apply to foreign citizenships or foreign passports.

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