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Number of passport holders surges in Mustang over six months

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Number of passport holders surges in Mustang over six months
Number of passport holders surges in Mustang over six months

Mustang, 16th February, 2015 :  More and more people have applied for passport in Mustang district over few months compared to the number of applications for citizenship submitted in the District Administration Office (DAO), Mustang.

 

Number of passport holders surges in Mustang over six months
Number of passport holders surges in Mustang over six months

The DAO, Mustang has distributed passport double the number of citizenship certificates in the last six months, which seemingly indicates the increasing trend of going abroad amongst the youngsters of the district.

 

According to Yam Bahadur Chokhal, the Assistant Chief District Officer at DAO, Mustang, the office distributed 479 passports in the last six months of the current fiscal year while the number of citizenship certificates distributed stood at 260.

 

The Assistant Chief District Officer Chokhal explained the increment in the number of applicants for passport in comparison to the citizenship certificate was due to the trend of flying overseas among the people in the district with only with the population of 12,000.

 

In the last six months, the highest number of applications the DAO, Mustang received for passport was in August and November, 2014.

 

Also, many of those who applied for passport at the DAO, Mustang received it from the Passport Department in the Capital for it was less time consuming, according to Chokhal.

 

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