Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed opened the first passport office in Miranshah in North Waziristan on Saturday.
At the inauguration ceremony, the minister said that the government paid special attention to the revival of the unified region and had allocated special funds for its construction.
The minister paid tribute to the many sacrifices made by indigenous peoples to protect their homeland from enemies and said they have always stood side by side with the state army against terrorists.
Sheikh Rasheed also praised the tribal members’ support for the armed forces to restore lasting peace in the area.
He stated, “Indigenous people have conducted conflicts for the country’s existence, and the entire nation is proud of their bravery and sacrifice.”
The government will work to strengthen local customs, traditions and laws because Waziristan’s social structure is unique, he said.
Local residents are also employed by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and the passport service.
The Minister also announced that two Nadra vans would operate in remote areas of North Waziristan to facilitate the citizen registration process.
He said the immigration process would also be facilitated at the Pak-Afghan border to facilitate passenger traffic, adding that a passport office would also be set up in Angoor Adda.
The minister said that Internet services had been restored in South Waziristan and the facility would be expanded to North Waziristan this year.