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High Commissioner inaugurates Machine Readable Passport Service in South Africa

H.E. Najm us Saqib, High Commissioner of Pakistan to South Africa inaugurating the Machine Readable Passport service, at Pretoria-17 June, 2015

High Commissioner of Pakistan H.E. Najm us Saqib formally inaugurated the Machine Readable Passport (MRP) Service at the High Commission of Pakistan, Pretoria.

By starting the MRP issuing service, the long-standing demand of the Pakistani community based in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland, has been fulfilled.

Speaking to a gathering comprising the Pakistani community, the High Commissioner expressed gratitude to the Government of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for looking after the interests of overseas Pakistanis. He reassured his fellow Pakistanis residing in South Africa and the other five adjacent countries of the High Commission’s continued efforts in addressing their legitimate issues. Reiterating total commitment of his team in Pretoria, the High Commissioner stated, “The inauguration of MRP issuing Service today will facilitate more than 120,000 Pakistanis living in Sub Saharan Africa”.  

Representatives of the large Pakistani community expressed appreciation over the keen interest taken by the Government of Pakistan in resolving all outstanding issued facing them overseas. In particular, they thanked the High Commissioner and his team for setting new and high standards of service to overseas Pakistanis living in Sub Saharan Africa.

Special prayers were offered for the welfare of Pakistan and for the complete success of the ongoing Zarb-e-Asb operation in Pakistan.

High Commission of Pakistan in South Africa




March 2018






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