Opinion

Lashari lays foundation stone of new visa centre

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Capital Development Authority Kamran Lashari has announced to provide maximum facilities for visa seekers coming from the nook and corner of the country to Islamabad. He was speaking after performing the stone laying ceremony of the new visa centre. The ceremony which was to be held in the Third Avenue, was shifted inside the Diplomatic Enclave for security reasons and media was not allowed.

A number of diplomats attended the ceremony held at headquarters of the Police Security Division of the Diplomatic Enclave. Kamran Lashari said that at the existing visa centre near the Convention Centre did not have enough facilities and there was need for upgradation of the centre.

Therefore, he said a new visa centre over 4.5 acres of land was being set up in the Third Avenue where facilities of international standard would be provided. He said that proposals from citizens would be welcomed in this regard. He told the gathering that the new visa centre would be completed in six months. He said the area of Diplomatic Enclave would be extended adding 887 acres of more land where 880 plots would be available.

Addressing the ceremony, SSP Security Syed Abbas Ahsan said that there were 78 embassies and foreign missions in Islamabad out of which 24 were located inside the Diplomatic Enclave while 54 were outside. He proposed that the missions located outside the Diplomatic Enclave should also be shifted inside.

The SSP Security said that the security division had the responsibility of looking after the security of embassies and residences located in G-6, F-6, F-7, F-8 and F-10 for which a number of problems were being faced. Present on the occasion were SSP Security Division Taimur Ali Khan and SSP Traffic Zubair Hashmi.-SANA

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