PM to launch E-Passport facility on Wednesday: Rashid

ISLAMABAD, Mar 29 (APP): Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would launch E-Passport facility on Wednesday.

Electronic chip would be used in the new biometric passport, he said in a statement issued here.

He said 29 latest new security features have been added to the E-passport. It would be the biggest up-gradation of Pakistani travel document since 2004, he added.

The minister said the E-Passport holder would take benefit of E-gate facility at all airports around the world. Initially, E-passport facility would be available for diplomatic and government officials, he added.