The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered for immediate implementation of allotment for special persons in all government institutions. Govt Increases E-Passport Fee upto 200pc before hajj
Justice Mansoor Ali Shah of the Supreme Court issued a detailed decision on the quota case for special persons, in which the court specifically ordered the execution order to be sent to all government institutions and to implement it.
In its order, the Supreme Court said that employing special people in government institutions is not charity but their constitutional right. The number of special people in Pakistan is from 3 lac to 10 million. This fact cannot be ignored.
The court ordered NAB to immediately appoint a 3 percent quota for special persons and said that all public and private institutions should create awareness for special persons and that all legal and constitutional rights of special persons should be fully taken care of in the development of society. As normal Individuals are playing a role in society, similarly special people can also.
Directorate General of Immigration & Passports has increased the e-passport fee up to 200pc. The normal passport fee is increased from 3000 to 9000. The urgent passport fee is increased from 5000 to 15000.
Before the hajj application process, Federal Govt has increased the e-passport fee. Now all those applicants who want to renew their old passport or want to get a new passport have to bear the high fee.
There are different categories of passports. The fee depends on the type of passport category. Here is the fee structure for all types of passports.
36 Pages e-Passport
The fee for a passport valid for 5 years and with 36 pages is 9000 in normal and 15000 in an urgent case. The 10-year valid passport of 36 pages will be available in 13500 with the normal period and 22500 with urgent delivery.
72 Pages e-Passport
The fee for a passport valid for 5 years and with 72 pages is 16500 in a normal and 27500 in an urgent case. The 10-year valid passport of 72 pages will be available in 24750 with the normal period and 40500 with urgent delivery.
In its decision, the Supreme Court also said that the words “disabled persons” should not be used for special persons and the Punjab Public Service Commission should not use the words “disabled” for special persons. All citizens of Pakistan are equal without discrimination.
According to the global report, special people are left behind in practical life due to negative social attitudes and difficulties in accessing offices. It is the responsibility of the state to fully protect the basic rights of special people.