Passport, Visa Fees Fetch Rs. 86.571 Bln In Five Years

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Passport, visa fees fetch Rs. 86.571 bln in five years

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -3rd Sep,2016) : Directorate General of Immigration and Passports has contributed Rs. 86.571 billion to national exchequer on account of passport and visa fee during last five years.

The introduction of new measures as per modern requirements by Ministry of Interior (MoI) have resulted in enhanced earning in passport and visa fee domain which has reached Rs. 20.846 billion in 2015-16.

The year-wise data has revealed on Saturday that the performance of the Department can be gauged from the fact that during two years - 2013-14 and 2014-15 the total earning contributed to national kitty was Rs.

36.063 billion. During 2013-14, Directorate General of Immigration and Passports earned Rs. 17.717 billion and Rs. 18.356 during 2014-15. Similarly, during 2011-12 the earning of the Department on account of passport and visa fee was 13,346 and Rs.

16.306 billion during 2012-13. The total earning during 2011-12 and 2012-13 was Rs. 29.652 billion. The steps taken by present government to enable the Department run on modern needs helped in enhancing the revenue up to around Rs. 6.41 billion.