Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid on Wednesday inaugurated upgraded system of Pakistan Online Visa System (POVS) which was more user -friendly, robust and secure interface compatible with all devices including mobile and tablet.
Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Rashid said the online application was not only promoting tourism in Pakistan but also a catalyst in positive image building of the country.
He said the ease of access to Pakistan generated through POVS had improved Foreign Direct Investment and stirred up socio-economic activity in the country.
So far over six hundred thousand applications had been received from 180 countries through online visa system, he added.
The NADRA Chairman, Tariq Malik, while speaking on the launching ceremony said that the recent upgraded Pakistan Online Visa System would result in the reducing the application filing time by 50 percent.
He said international travel had witnessed a major spike and visa approval rate had reached to 94%. He said, “My mission to look at our services from the citizens’ prism and make Public Services available for all.”
Now, December 2021 was approaching and PTI government would definitely complete its five-year term , he said adding that our government would succeed to improve overall situation till next general elections.